How to change your theme in Windows 11

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Themes in Windows may have seen their heyday back in era that delivered us Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows XP, but they still remain an integral part of the OS experience.

The only big change is that we have two main themes in the modern variants of Windows with light and dark sensibilities. Windows 11 continues this tradition, even as it continues to offer a lot of casual designs for users to play with.

In this short guide, we’ll find out just how easy it is to change your theme in Windows 11.

Change your theme in Windows 11

Changing your theme in Windows 11 is an effortlessly easy process. Better yet, you can further personalize your chosen theme to make it your very own. All this is built into the theming engine in the operating system that lets you mix and match the design to your liking.

Here are the steps to follow to change your theme in Windows 11:

  1. Open the Settings app by pressing Winkey + I.
  2. Go to Personalization.
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  3. Here, choose Themes.

This is the panel that will open up, allowing you to change and customize your theme.

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While changing the theme couldn’t be simpler, you also have the option of tweaking each individual element of your theme. We’ll go over that in another tutorial, but feel free to take a look around and change things to your liking.

Download more themes in Windows 11

Since the Microsoft Store is now a one-stop shop for all things Windows, there are plenty of themes tucked away in the repository for your installing pleasure. You can browse these from within the app by clicking the Browse themes button, which will open the section right in the Microsoft Store application.

Microsoft Store Windows Themes

Alternatively, you can take a look at the selection right in your web browser by clicking this link.

As of this writing, there are 303 Windows themes available, with nature, landscapes, and animals being the most abundant. Most are free to download, and just take a minute due to their small and convenient size.