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Swing Into April (2023 Wallpapers Edition)

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With April just around the corner, we have a new collection of desktop and mobile wallpapers waiting for you to celebrate the beginning of the new month. Designed by creatives from all across the globe, the wallpapers come in versions with and without a calendar. Enjoy!

New month, new wallpapers! To cater for a fresh dose of colorful inspiration every month, we embarked on our monthly wallpapers journey over 12 years ago. It’s the perfect occasion for creatives to put their design skills to the test, indulge in a little project just for fun, or tell a story that matters to them. Of course, it wasn’t any different this time around.

In this post, you’ll find beautiful, unique, and inspiring wallpapers for April 2023 created with love by artists and designers from across the globe. All of them are available in versions with and without a calendar and can be downloaded for free. At the end of the post, we also compiled a little best-of from past April editions for you. Maybe you’ll rediscover one of your almost-forgotten favorites in there, too? A big thank you to everyone who shared their designs with us! Happy April!

The Loneliest House In The World

Le Printemps Est Rose

“Spring has arrived in Paris. We go to the Sacré-Cœur and enjoy the sunset or the sunrise. There it seems that time has stopped.” — Designed by Veronica Valenzuela Jimenez from Spain.

I “Love” My Dog

To Be Or Not To Be?

Free As A Bird

“In this beautiful weather, these kids are enjoying their moment freely, just like a bird in an endless sky.” — Designed by Kasturi Palmal from India.

First Day Of Spring

“I designed the wallpaper to bring an eerie atmosphere, strange occurrences, and mysterious happenings. The houses and buildings may be dilapidated and abandoned, with overgrown vegetation and creaking doors. There might be strange symbols etched on the walls or the ground, and street light may be seen flickering in the darkness. The villagers along with the animals might appear suspicious and reclusive, adding to the overall feeling of unease. In an eerie village, it often feels like something is not quite right, and the sense of foreboding and danger can be palpable. Hope you like this wallpaper! :)” — Designed by Hrishikesh Shome from India.

“April brings with it a fun warmth, it reignites childlike wonder with the world around us. I wanted to capture that in the energy of this happy Slimeguy, as well as with my mostly yellow-toned colors. He leaps forth onto your screen with an abstract warmth and energy one can only find in the springtime.” — Designed by Jad Tindall from United States.

Spring Moon Moth

Long-Awaited Blooming April

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Oldies But Goodies

From wallpapers celebrating cherry blossom season to love messages to coffee, chocolate, and rainy days, below we compiled some April favorites from 12 years of wallpapers posts. Please note that these designs don’t come with a calendar.

Swing Into Spring

Inspiring Blossom

“‘Sweet spring is your time is my time is our time for springtime is lovetime and viva sweet love’, wrote E. E. Cummings. And we have a question for you. Is there anything more refreshing, reviving, and recharging than nature in blossom? Let it inspire us all to rise up, hold our heads high, and show the world what we are made of.” — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

An Era Of Metals With Sense Of Touch

“In the future we can expect that machines will have emotions and they will start loving nature and flowers.” — Designed by Themesvillage from London.

A Time For Reflection

“‘We’re all equal before a wave.’ (Laird Hamilton)” — Designed by Shawna Armstrong from the United States.

Spring Fever

“I created that mouse character for a series of illustrations about a poem my mom often told me when I was a child. In that poem the mouse goes on an adventure. Here it is after the adventure, ready for new ones.” — Designed by Anja Sturm from Germany.

Yellow Submarine

“The Beatles — ‘Yellow Submarine’: This song is fun and at the same time there is a lot of interesting text that changes your thinking. Like everything that makes The Beatles.” — Designed by WebToffee from India.

In The River

Ipoh Hor Fun

“Missing my hometown’s delicious ‘Kai See Hor Fun’ (in Cantonese), that literally translates to ‘Shredded Chicken Flat Rice Noodles’. It is served in a clear chicken and prawn soup with chicken shreds, prawns, spring onions and noodles.” — Designed by Lew Su Ann from Brunei.

Sweet April Showers Do Bring May Flowers

“Discover the seasonal fruits and vegetables in April: artichoke and beans walking in the rain!” — Designed by Vitaminas Design from Spain.

“Spring and fresh herbs always feel like they compliment each other. Keeping it light and fresh with this wallpaper welcomes a new season!” — Designed by Susan Chiang from the United States.

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