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        What better way could there be to start the new year than with some fresh inspiration? Our collection of wallpapers for January 2021 is bound to put a smile on your face — and maybe spark new ideas, too.

        Maybe you’ve already started into 2021 as you’re reading this, maybe you’re still waiting for the countdown to begin. Either way, it’s never too late or too early for some New Year’s inspiration!

        For this wallpapers post, artists and designers from across the globe PopArt Studio from Novi Sad, Serbia.

        Ready for New Adventures

        Stars In A Bottle

        “Hoping for a better year in 2021, we created this warm wallpaper to get you into the Holidays mood. We know it’s been a rough year for everyone, and we have high hopes for the future. Until then, let’s enjoy the winter holidays at 能买比特币的平台home!”
        — Designed by Ovidiu Pall from France.

        Stars In A Bottle

        Spread The Love Online

        Designed by Ricardo Gimenes from Sweden.

        Spread The Love Online

        Oldies But Goodies

        What inspired the community to design a New Year’s wallpaper in past years? Join us on a stroll down memory lane, and maybe you’ll spot one of your favorites among the oldies, too. (Please note that these wallpapers don’t come with a calendar.)

        Start Somewhere

        “If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives. Start today — somewhere, anywhere.”
        — Designed by Shawna Armstrong from the United States.

        Start Somewhere

        Open The Doors Of The New Year

        “January is the first month of the year and usually the coldest winter month in the Northern hemisphere. The name of the month of January comes from ‘ianua’, the Latin word for door, so this month denotes the door to the new year and a new beginning. Let’s open the doors of the new year together and hope it will be the best so far!”
        — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

        Open the Doors of the New Year

        Winter Leaves

        Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from France.

        Winter Leaves

        A New Start

        “The new year brings hope, festivity, lots and lots of resolutions, and many more goals that need to be achieved. This wallpaper is based on the idea of ‘A New Start’.” — Designed by Damn Perfect from India.

        A New Start

        Happy Hot Tea Month

        “You wake me up to a beautiful day; lift my spirit when I’m feeling blue. When I’m 能买比特币的平台home you relieve me of the long day’s stress. You help me have a good time with my loved ones; give me company when I’m all alone. You’re none other than my favourite cup of hot tea.”
        — Designed by Acodez IT Solutions from India.

        Happy Hot Tea Month!

        A New Beginning

        “I wanted to do a lettering-based wallpaper because I love lettering. I chose January because for a lot of people the new year is perceived as a new beginning and I wish to make them feel as positive about it as possible! The idea is to make them feel like the new year is (just) the start of something really great.”
        — Designed by Carolina Sequeira from Portugal.

        A New Beginning

        Oaken January

        “In our country, Christmas is celebrated in January when oak branches and leaves are burnt to symbolize the beginning of the new year and new life. It’s the time when we gather with our families and celebrate the arrival of the new year in a warm and cuddly atmosphere.”
        — Designed by PopArt Studio from Serbia.

        Oaken January

        Hidden Gem

        “Kingfishers are called ‘ijsvogels’ (ice-birds) in Dutch. Not because they like the winter cold, but because of the intense blue and teal colors.”
        — Designed by Franke Margrete from the Netherlands.

        Hidden Gem

        Wolf-Month

        “Wolf-month (in Dutch ‘wolfsmaand’) is another name for January.”
        — Designed by Chiara Faes from Belgium.

        Wolf-Month

        The Early January Bird

        “January is the month of a new beginning, hope and inspiration. That’s why it reminds me of an early bird.”
        — Designed by Zlatina Petrova from Bulgaria.

        The Early January Bird

        January Fish

        “My fish tank at 能买比特币的平台home inspired me to make a wallpaper with a fish.”
        — Designed by Arno De Decker from Belgium.

        January Fish

        Blue Neon Sign

        Designed by Jong S. Kim from the United States.

        Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

        Rubber Ducky Day

        “Winter can be such a gloomy time of the year. The sun sets earlier, the wind feels colder and our heating bills skyrocket. I hope to brighten up your month with my wallpaper for Rubber Ducky Day!”
        — Designed by Ilya Plyusnin from Belgium.

        Rubber Ducky Day

        Winter Melancholy

        Designed by Aleksandra Laczek from Poland.

        Smashing Desktop Wallpapers - January 2012

        Carry Warmth Carry Each Other

        Designed by Marika Smirnova from Russia.

        Smashing Desktop Wallpapers - January 2012

        Caucasian Mountains

        “From Caucasus with love!” Designed by Ilona from Russia.

        Smashing Desktop Wallpapers - January 2012

        Rest Up For The New Year

        “I was browsing for themes when I found this “Festival of Sleep” that takes place on the 3rd, and I’m a big fan of sleep… Especially in these cold months after the holiday craziness, it’s nice to get cozy and take a nice nap.”
        — Designed by Dorothy Timmer from Central Florida, USA.

        Rest Up For The New Year

        Freedom

        “It is great to take shots of birds and think about the freedom they have. Then I start dreaming of becoming one and flying around the world with their beautiful wings.”
        — Designed by Marija Zaric from Belgrade, Serbia.

        Freedom

        Reindeer

        Designed by Ana Masnikosa from Belgrade, Serbia.

        Reindeer

        Submit your wallpaper

        Did you know that you could get featured in one of our upcoming wallpapers posts, too? We are always looking for creative talent, so if you have an idea for a wallpaper for February, please don’t hesitate to submit it. We’d love to see what you’ll come up with. Join in! →

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