Quick summary ↬ What better way could there be to start the new year than with some fresh inspiration? Our collection of wallpapers for January 2022 is bound to put a smile on your face — and maybe spark new ideas, too.
Let’s welcome 2022 with some new wallpapers! After all, the new year is the perfect occasion to tidy up your desktops and home screens and start on a fresh, clean slate — no clutter, just the things you really need and space for what’s about to come. And some inspiration, of course.
As every month since more than ten years already, artists and designers from across the globe once again tickled their creative ideas and designed wallpapers to inspire, make you smile, or just cater for a little bit of color on a dark winter day. All wallpapers come with a calendar for January 2022, and, in case you want to stick with your favorite even after the month has ended, we’ve got you covered with non-calendar versions of each design, too. A big thank-you to everyone who created a wallpaper and shared it with us this time around — you are truly smashing!
At the end of this post, there’s also a little bonus goodie waiting for you: a hand-picked selection of January treasures that we rediscovered deep down in our wallpapers archives. Have a happy and healthy 2022!
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We respect and carefully consider the ideas and motivation behind each and every artist’s work. This is why we give all artists the full freedom to explore their creativity and express emotions and experience through their works. This is also why the themes of the wallpapers weren’t anyhow influenced by us but rather designed from scratch by the artists themselves.
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New Year’s Magic
After a hard but also enchanting night of delivering presents, Santa Claus sometimes happens to drop a few presents, so that some animals get them as well. Enjoy the holidays and gifts you have received and given to your loved ones! — Designed by LibraFire from Serbia.
Make this year stand out so that at the end of the year you feel happy and satisfied that you carried out your resolutions and accomplished what you set out to do. — Designed by Hitesh Puri from Delhi, India.
What inspired the community to design a New Year’s wallpaper in all those years that we’ve been running our monthly series? 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.)
“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.
“I wanted to try my hand at creating a low-poly illustration and thought a champagne glass would be fun.” — Designed by Denise Johnson from Chicago.
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.
“It’s the year of the monkey, and I wanted to kick start the year with some simple, good ol’ fashioned fun. Sock monkeys, with their iconic grin, always make me laugh. Go bananas!” — Designed by Clarise Frechette from Washington, DC, United States.
“In Central Europe, we’ve had a very warm beginning of winter. I hope there will be lots of powder for snowboarding soon. I’d love to see the French Alps again as white as in 2015 when I took this photo.” — Designed by Annika Oeser from Germany.
“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.
“You wake me up to a beautiful day; lift my spirit when I’m feeling blue. When I’m 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.
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.
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.
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.
Laughter Is An Instant Vacation
These are polarized times we’re living through. It seems like there is division all around. So sometimes you just have to find the time to remember that the one thing that connects us all is a good laugh. And there is no better laugh than the belly laugh! So on the 24th of January, let’s celebrate one of life’s truly great joys and let it all hang out! — Designed by Ever Increasing Circles from the United Kingdom.