A great background or wallpaper can start your day off on a good mood. There’s certainly no shortage of places to find something to revitalize your desktop, whether you are into beautiful landscapes, minimalism, abstract illustrations, or eye-catching designs and patterns. With the kind of hours we spend looking at our computer and smartphone screens, why not make them a little prettier?

Throughout the week we'll be sharing some beautiful wallpapers gathered from around the web by members of the TechSpot staff, each day covering a different theme. Today's theme is minimalist wallpapers.

5 days, 5 killer tech tips is a TechSpot monthly feature

On the third week of every month, we'll publish 5 killer tech tips, one for each day of the week for a given app, service, or platform. This month we're doing something different, sharing with you a collection of awesome wallpapers to use on your desktop PC, laptop or smartphone.

Bulb and Balloon

Captain America

Birds on wire

Polaroid

Color Bars

Push It to the Limit

Maze

Loading Wallpaper

Definitely Not the Brightest

Storage Nostalgia

Rusted by the Rain

Broad Strokes

Reminiscent of MS Paint

Purple Green Spectrum

Optical Starburst