So, you’ve heard that you can change themes on Discord, similar to how you would on Google Chrome.
Well, it’s not that simple. At the time of this article, Discord doesn’t support themes. Discord only gives you the option to change your Theme from Dark to Light. And trust me, you don’t want to do that. The light theme is hideous.
That’s where Better Discord comes in. Better Discord is a modded version of the Discord app. It lets you apply themes, backgrounds, and plugins to Discord.
I know what you’re thinking, “this all sounds too good. So, what’s the catch?”. Well, Better Discord violates Discords Terms of Service. So, using BetterDiscord could get your account banned.
But, from what I’ve seen, you should be good, as long as you don’t use any sketchy plugins. As long as you use Better Discord to apply themes & backgrounds, Discord won’t bother you.
How to Install Better Discord?
Before we jump into the list of Discord Themes, you need to have BetterDiscord installed. You can’t use themes/plugins without Better Discord.
So, follow these steps to download and install Better Discord on your Windows or Mac:
- Go to BetterDiscord.net
- Click on the big obvious Download button
- On the GitHub page, scroll down and click on the proper version for your OS
- Once you click on it, the download will start.
- Run the application you downloaded.
Once you go through the setup Better Discord will be installed.
You won’t notice any immediate visual changes, but once you restart Discord, and go to user settings and scroll down. You will see the indication that BetterDiscord has been installed.
How to Install Better Discord Themes?
Downloading themes on Better Discord is pretty simple, just follow these steps:
- Go to the Better Discord Themes Library
- Pick a theme you like
- Click on Download
As simple as that.
Installing a theme is a bit tricky, but it’s still not difficult.
Follow these steps to install a Better Discord Theme:
- Open Better Discord
- Click on User Settings
- Scroll down and click on Themes under BANDAGED BD
- Now click on Open Theme Folder
- Now you can just copy and paste the theme you downloaded into the folder.
Once you’ve done that, you can refresh Better Discord by pressing Ctrl + R.
The theme should now appear in Better Discord.
Top 15 Better Discord Themes
With that said, let’s get right into our top picks of the 15 best Better Discord Themes. The BandagedBD team has verified all the themes on this list.
Note: This list is in no particular order
1. The Black Hole Theme
This theme made by MonsterDev is one of the top-rated Discord Themes. It’s definitely aesthetically pleasing. I personally love the space-y look of this theme. The Dark black background is easier on the eyes, especially if you’re a night owl like me!
With over 35 thousand downloads, it is loved by many.
Try the Black Hole Theme
2. The Basic Background Theme
This is another really popular theme on the Better Discord Library. This theme made by DevilBro lets you take your Discord Client to the next level. You can easily set any background to your Discord client with this theme.
You can even change the opacity of the theme and set an accent color. This makes it an extremely powerful theme. With over 78 thousand downloads, this theme gets a lot of love.
Try out the BasicBackground Theme
3. The Frosted Glass Theme
This is one of the nicest looking themes. This theme made by Gibbu looks like you’re looking at your picture of choice through frosted glass. It shrinks down the Discord UI by a bit, and I think that looks beautiful.
The default image that comes installed is also very pleasing. You can open the CSS file and easily use any other picture of your liking as well
This theme also has over 78 thousand downloads, and it deserves the love it’s getting!
Try out the Frosted Glass Theme
4. The Horizontal Server List Theme
This is a simple one. This Better Discord theme basically takes the server list from the left side of the screen and puts it at the top of the screen. This is another one by Gibbu. The cool thing about this theme is that you can easily use it with other themes.
For example, this is what the Horizontal Server List theme looks like, paired with the Frosted Glass theme.
This theme is also pretty popular, although not as much as the themes mentioned before. It has about 9 thousand downloads, which is nothing to scoff at.
Try out the Horizontal Server List Theme
5. The Server Columns Theme
This Better Discord theme by DevilBro is also a very simple one. Unlike some of the other Better Discord themes on this list, the Server Columns theme doesn’t mess with the appearance too much. In fact, it leaves everything as is except the server list.
This theme changes the server list to a grid like container to display servers in columns. You can edit the .css file to change the number of columns.
By default, the Discord client has only one column, if like me, you are in a few dozen Discord Servers, scrolling through this one column to find a specific server can get very tedious.
The server Column theme has about 3 thousand downloads, which isn’t a lot. But it is the most practically useful theme on this list.
Try out the Server Columns Theme
6. The Great Mountain Site Theme
This is a very beautiful theme. The colors, object’s opacity, everything seems polished. This theme features the great mountain site, with a beautiful view of the moon in front of it. If that doesn’t sound beautiful, I don’t know what does.
This theme made by DevilsLynAvenged is one of the many themes they have made. This one has over 15 thousand downloads. Check it out if you like the way it looks
Try out The Great Mountain Site Theme
7. ClearVision Theme
This is another very polished Better Discord theme. The Clear Vision Theme looks extremely pleasing, especially with the blue accents. Although, its overall look might not be for everyone. But I love this theme a lot. It has somewhat of a futuristic feel to it.
Usually, I prefer the material design in themes. But this one looks really nice, and I can easily recommend it to anyone.
But this theme has so much more to offer. For starters, it’s extremely customizable. You can change the color accents, background image, blur percentage, fonts, and much more.
To know more about customization, join the ClearVision Discord server
Try out the ClearVision Theme
8. The Reborn Theme
This is another one by MonsterDev. This Better Discord theme is focused on customization. Similar to the ClearVision theme. You can try out both themes to see which one suits you better.
This theme has about 24 thousand downloads. That is considerably more than the 5 thousand downloads of the ClearVision theme.
Try out the Reborn Theme
9. The Midnight UI
Here we have another polished Better Discord theme. It has a very different look from the traditional Discord. Even though I like the look of this theme, I realize it wouldn’t be for everyone.
But I have to say, don’t dismiss this theme before you try it. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but this theme reminds me of a simpler, better time.
This theme is also very customizable.
This theme made by Tropical has over 20 thousand downloads.
Try out the Midnight UI
10. The Elysia Theme
The Elysia theme is an RGB Better Discord Theme made by the Purple Wizard. The Elysia theme has over 21 thousand downloads. It has gotten increasingly popular because of how customizable it is. And also, how easy it is to customize it.
You can just go to https://goldenlys.github.io/ThemeGen to start customizing the theme. Then you can directly download it from there.
Editing with the text editor is also an option.
You can also get presets directly from the Elysia Discord Server.
Try out the Elysia Theme
11. Dark Discord Theme
This Better Discord theme made by zzzmario is one of the most useful themes on this list. It doesn’t change the look of the Discord client too much. The only thing it changes is the color of Discord itself.
Normally the discord client has a light grey color to it. But this theme changes that to an almost matte black. Which in my opinion, looks a lot better!
I definitely recommend you check out this theme.
Try out the Dark Discord
12. The Nocturnal Theme
This Better Discord theme is quite similar to the Dark Discord Theme. But instead of changing the color to a matte black. The nocturnal theme by Spectra changes the color to a dark blurple.
But unlike the Dark Discord theme, not only does it change the color, it resizes a few things, and modifies the overall look ever so slightly. It doesn’t bother me that much but, your mileage may vary.
Try out the Nocturnal Theme
13. The RadialStatus Theme
This Better Discord theme made by Gibbu is another simple one. It doesn’t change the Discord client. It only makes it so, the online status wraps around the profile, instead of being an indicator at the bottom right of a profile.
This kind of change won’t be for everyone, but if this interests you, go right ahead.
Many people seem to like this change. The Radial Status Theme has over 20 thousand downloads.
Try out the RadialStatus Theme
14. The Wonderful and Green Forrest Theme
This is another one by DevilsLynAvenged. I found this Better Discord theme extremely relaxing. No bright colors, nor an over the top design. You just sit there admiring the beauty of nature. Honestly, thank God for this theme, I was starting to forget what trees look like (get it? Because of the pandemic? no? okay.)
Anyways, this is a really nice theme with about 10 thousand downloads. I recommend you check it out.
Try out the Wonderful and Green Forrest Theme
15. The Sunset Theme
Here’s another Better Discord theme by DevilsLynAvenged. DevilsLynAvenged really knows how to make aesthetically pleasing Better Discord Themes. This theme features a beautiful sunset as the background, giving the entire theme a pink accent.
Shadows are used in this theme to make the text stand out. Although, I would have liked it if the shadows weren’t this bold.
Try out the Sunset Theme
How to Uninstall Better Discord?
Uninstalling Better Discord is easy. Thankfully, you don’t have to reinstall Discord to get rid of Better Discord. To Uninstall Better Discord, you can simply use the Better Discord installer to uninstall Better Discord. Isn’t that beautiful?
Follow these steps to get rid of Better Discord and go back to Good Ol’ Discord:
- Download the Better Discord installer if you don’t already have it.
- Run the Better Discord installer and click on Uninstall BandagedBD.
- Check the Remove from Stable box if you installed Better Discord on Discord Stable.
- Check the Remove from Canary box if you installed Better Discord on Discord Canary. Note: ADD LINK TO CANARY ARTICLE
- Check the Remove from PTB box if you installed Better Discord on Discord PTB.
- Make sure to check the Remove all BandagedBD data
- Click on Uninstall
Discord will now restart and remove Better Discord from your system.
Better Discord is a very useful Discord mod. You can do all kinds of stuff with it, but be careful not to download anything that’s not verified by the BandagedBD Team. As long as you download everything from Better Discord Library, you should be in the clear.
For now, many people use Better Discord for customizing their Discord clients. So, Discord hasn’t taken any actual measures against it.
But using Better Discord is in no way recommended. So, if it’s a risk you’re willing to take, go ahead.
All we can hope is that the people over at Discord start introducing customizability in their client, so we wouldn’t have to rely on BetterDiscord.
With that said, if you have any questions or if you would like to add a theme to this list, let us know in the comment section below. Also, check out some of our other articles on Discord.