As much as I love dark academia style, hair, makeup, etc., what I really love is the aesthetic itself.
The dark academia vibe is something you can’t quite capture: it’s simply a feeling.
I’ve been adding pieces of the dark academia aesthetic to my life through home decor, clothing, jewelry, and more. I find that this gives me a sense of happy coziness that just helps me get through winter!
Creating the dark academia vibe was the one thing that made me look forward to the cold weather this year, so I’m taking full advantage of it.
Dark academia is mysterious and cozy all at once, so it’s really a unique style that just makes everyone happy.
I especially get that cozy vibe when I look at my dark academia wallpaper on my iPhone. I love switching out my phone’s wallpaper according to my mood, and lately it has been all dark academia.
Today I’m compiling my favorite 50 dark academia wallpaper options that are compatible for iPhone! I wanted to share my absolute favorites with you so that you can get that same feeling.
I especially love how all of these dark academia wallpaper options are so subtle. You get the feeling without seeing a super obvious wallpaper when you open your phone, so you really don’t get sick of it.
How To Save This Wallpaper:
These 50+ dark academia wallpaper options are 100% free and are super easy to save to your phone!
To save any wallpaper option, simply hold the picture down on your phone and click “save to library.” You can then go into your settings and select a lock scree and/or a home screen.
Keep in mind that you can use a different picture for your lock screen and your home screen, or you can choose one photo for both.
I generally choose a “bolder” wallpaper for my lock screen and a more muted wallpaper for my home screen so that I can easily see and use my apps over the wallpaper.
If you do find a wallpaper that you love for your home screen but are having trouble using your phone, try putting a simple overlay on top of the photo using the Tezza app or the Canva app. Enjoy these dark academia wallpaper options!
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Dark Academia Wallpaper:
Here are 50+ free dark academia wallpaper options! Feel free to save as many as you’d like and use them for later.
I like to save a bunch and then try them out all at once. Sometimes, a wallpaper option will look a little different when it’s actually set on your phone, so I find that it’s just easier to do it in bulk.
I included portraits, landscapes, architecture, cool close up shots, and more. Enjoy!
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48. Romance Shadow
47. Ivy Building
45. Built In Bookcase
43. Sunlit Books
42. City Alleyway
39. Library Rows
38. Rainy Day
36. Multi-Story Entryway
33. Dark Academia Collage
31. Study Area
30. Barely Lit Hallway
28. Old Library
27. Cozy Day
26. Massive Library
25. Tea Shoppe
23. Old Books Pile
21. Library Staircase
20. Old Violin
19. Brown Books
18. Flying Papers
17. Book Collage
16. Ancient Wall Art
15. Dancing In The Dark
14. Marble Staircase
13. Weathered Books
12. Violin and Music
11. Sunlit Staircase
10. City View
9. Coffee & Photography
8. Gothic Gardens
7. Gothic Entryway Gate
6. Library Desk
5. Artsy Collage
4. Victorian Staircase
3. Library Love