21 Paper Textured & Styled WordPress Themes

Web designers are always looking to inject some life-like qualities into their user interfaces and one great way to do this is to use suitable textures and patterns from real-life objects. Styling a design using paper textures is quite popular and gives across a nice feeling when viewed on screen, mixing the analogue and the digital. Today’s post Im going to take a look at WordPress themes that use Paper textures, note tags, page curls, handwriting and other paper-related motifs. We have a mix of free and premium themes …

Free WordPress Themes


Gridnotez is a paper inspired WordPress themes, with grid paper background and hand-drawing icons to give personal touch.

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Express yourself through a blog with tons of attitude. Revolt is a unique theme for your WordPress blog – it is customizable to your image and revolting message, and comes packed with bunch of handy plugins and tricks.

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Paper Wall

Idea for design is our daily working desk. As designers we always put things on paper. We draw elements and organize our activities mostly on a simple piece of paper. A designers desk is full of writing instruments and sketches and this is why we tried to bring the same layout online.

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Paper is a unique style WordPress Theme, simple, character of this theme is use of school paper as background and usage of two letters of character sketches.

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Diary Theme

Enjoy this free WordPress diary theme and write down everything that pops into your mind.

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Fluffy gray clouds, a binder clip and notebook paper – what more could you want in a website.

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Sail Away

You don’t get much more peaceful than shades of blue, sailboats and wind in your hair.

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Japan Style

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Tehijau, a handcraft free scrapbook WordPress theme with paper design, seamless pattern background, and green tea color. You can use this WordPress templates for your craft blog, sewing blog or personal blog.

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Coffee Desk

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Koi is a simplified version of N.Design’s theme. It is an artistic theme and suitable for most personal blogs. Koi is one of the top used themes on WordPress.com. The theme supports the WordPress 3.0 new features such as custom menus and child themes but is still backwards compitable with older versions of WordPress.

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Foodiary Theme

Beautifully designed magazine WordPress theme with paper, notes, pen, scotch tape, sketches elements and hand-drawing. Suitable for food blog, recipes blog, personal blog, news blog.

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Minmalist Office

A two columns WordPress theme with clean layout. Header is filled with scribble on paper and sticky notes, basically office or working related stuff.

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Papertagz is a high quality free themes with paper notes design. It has feature post slider, fixed width, widget and many more functionality. This free WordPress theme is suitable for personal blogging, scrapbook blog, craft blog, etc.

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Commercial WordPress Themes


This theme features a combination of bold typography, loose sketchy qualities and heavy textures. Bold features a robust set of theme options, as well as 5 unique color schemes. With its unique and playful style, Bold will surely help your blog stand out from the crowd.


Bold titles, grungy background and left-aligned structure. Deviant comes packed with many great features, including 6 colors schemes, an optional Blog-style layout, and the ePanel Theme Options page and custom widgets to give you increased control over your theme.

My Resume

Looking for a new job? Then MyResume is the perfect theme to promote yourself and create a professional and sophisticated online presence. MyResume is sleek, simple and easy to use, but also boasts some great features that will make handling your resume all the easier.

Paper Plane

A sheet of paper resting loosely on a textured background serves as the foundation for the Paper Plane WordPress theme. Fun, but simple and clean design elements can be found on each sheet (or page) including menu options on folded pieces of paper and an image slider on the homepage.


Memo is a super-awesome tumblog style WordPress theme with a clean, minimal design. If you’re looking to get started with microblogging then Memo will be right up your street.



Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, An Internet Company based in Manchester, UK. I founded WPLift and ThemeFurnace, find out more on my Personal Blog. Thanks!

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