30+ Simple Tumblr Themes for You – Free & Premium!

Tumblr is getting more and more popular these days and is the best place to start blogging. The super easy microblogging system allows everybody to start his own blog in less than 10 minutes time! You can post your own text, pictures, videos, audio and quotes in just 2 clicks and reach millions of people. If you want to blog on your own domain and website it’s better to use WordPress.

Tumblr is completely free and you can even choose your own subdomain and the design of your blog. You can upload your own logo, create pages and do so much more customization with your own design.

[quote_box_center]Tumblr Theme is a finished design. Go to the settings of your blog and choose “customize”. Select “Edit HTML” and just copy and paste the source code into the field and you are done.[/quote_box_center]

There are thousands of designer and developer out there and create new premium and free Tumblr themes on a daily basis. Sometimes you have search for hours to find a cool Tumblr layout. I accelerate the process for you and made this collection with over 30 simple Tumblr themes. I hope you will find a theme for your blog.

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Single-Column Simple Tumblr Themes

Sometimes a single column is all you need. If you want to post big pictures or write longer parts of text you may want to have an uncluttered theme. These single-column Tumblr themes are top notch and responsive.


Zen – Simple & Responsive Design

Zen - Modern Tumblr Theme

Zen – Modern Tumblr Theme

Zen is a very clean and simple Tumblr theme,  yet it’s very powerful and incredibly easy to modify. The theme is fully responsive and retina ready, has an integrated disqus commenting system, Google Fonts and Google Analytics.

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FeelinBlue – Fullwidth Tumblr Theme

Feelinblue - Fullwidth Tumblr Design

Feelinblue – Fullwidth Tumblr Design

FeelinBlue is minimal Tumblr theme for simplicity lovers. FeelinBlue uses the power of whitespaces, great & big typography together with a minimalist look. The theme is fully responsive, supports retina displays and many other features.

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Kylix – Tumblr Theme with Sidebar

Kylix - Simple Tumblr Theme with Sidebar

Kylix – Simple Tumblr Theme with Sidebar

Kylix is the first fully responsive, HTML 5, Adsense ready Tumblr theme, where all zones are build with the new Adsense responsive specifications.

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Exotica – Modern & Clean Tumblr Theme

Exotica - Modern Responsive Tumblr Theme

Exotica – Modern Responsive Tumblr Theme

Exotica is a responsive retina ready Tumblr theme with clean and sleek design and a lot more features.

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Gifta – Flat & Long Shadow Theme

Gifta - Stylish Tumblr Theme

Gifta – Stylish Tumblr Theme

Gifta – Tumblr theme with a flat and long shadows design and modern look. You will get many more features such as photo sets turned into a responsive image slider, disqus widget and instagram widget.

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Penoolis – Sleek & Simple Tumblr Theme

Penoolis - Simple Tumblr Template

Penoolis – Simple Tumblr Template

Penoolis is a Tumblr theme designed for bloggers or writers who like a simple, clean and spacious layout for their blogs. Penoolis focuses on the most important thing from a blog, the content.

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Kreatif – Portfolio Tumblr Theme

Kreatif - Modern & Clean Tumblr Theme

Kreatif – Modern & Clean Tumblr Theme

Kreatif is a beautiful multi­purpose Tumblr theme, clean and neat, making your talent the focal point of your portfolio. If you need a showcase for your portfolio you should check out this theme.

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Fresco – Simple Multipurpose Theme

Fresco - Modern One-Column Theme

Fresco – Modern One-Column Theme

FRESCO is a clean multipurpose, minimal theme for Tumblr. With a big variety of custom options you can use the theme as your personal blog, corporate website or as a portfolio!

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Citybridge – Simple Tumblr Theme

Citybridge - Simple Tumblr Theme

Citybridge – Simple Tumblr Theme

CityBridge is an elegant theme with beautiful typography and supports all seven Tumblr post formats.

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Flat – Modern Business Tumblr Theme

Flat - Modern & Simple Tumblr Theme

Flat – Modern & Simple Tumblr Theme

Tthe name allready tells you, it’s a Tumblr theme with a flat web design. The theme has a big slider and 3 teaser and supports all 7 post formats. You may use it for your business or personal blog.

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Scope – Showcase Tumblr Template

Scope - Stylish Tumblr Theme

Scope – Stylish Tumblr Theme

Scope is a responsive showcase theme that allows you to show off your work in all glory. Scope comes packed full with features and widgets. Show off your best work in the header with a full screen size image to catch the viewers attention.

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Ellisium – Stylish Flat Tumblr Theme

Ellisium - Modern Tumblr Design

Ellisium – Modern Tumblr Design

Ellisium is a simple Tumblr theme with a clean and open layout suitable for a corporate blog. It’s the perfect companion for your company’s main website. You also get a customizable homepage slider, that gracefully adapts to smaller screens—the perfect way to present your products or introduce your services.

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Pulire – Multipurpose Tumblr Theme

Pulire - Responsive Tumblr Theme

Pulire – Responsive Tumblr Theme

This multipurpose Tumblr theme comes with many features. You will get a custom photo slider, featured text boxes with changeable icons, lightbox, sidebar and many more. The social sharing options got a priority in this theme.

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Stevie – Clean Tumblr Theme

Stevie - Cool & Clean Tumblr Theme

Stevie – Cool & Clean Tumblr Theme

Stevie is a clean and responsive template for a Tumblr blog. It comes with a beautiful image slider and lots of social features built in including post sharing and disqus commenting integration.

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Memoir – Simple Tumblr Theme

Memoir - Simple & Clean Tumblr Theme

Memoir – Simple & Clean Tumblr Theme

Memoir is a premium Tumblr theme that comes with an awesome typography. Plus, it’s also responsive and retina display ready.

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Two-Column Simple Tumblr Themes

You want a clean and simple Tumblr theme, but think one column is not enough for you? Two columns are easy to read and your theme will look the same on the IPad. The first three themes in this category are free themes.


Butterflies – Free 2-Column Theme

Chinese - Free Simple Tumblr Theme

Chinese – Free Simple Tumblr Theme

Butterflies is a really simple tumblr theme with a dropdown menu for up to 6 links and it’s completely free.

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Juggernaut – Free Tumblr Template

Juggernaut - Free Tumblr Theme

Juggernaut – Free Tumblr Theme

Juggernaut is a clean, sleek and free theme with a small sidebar on the left or right side.

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Inkhorn II – Free Tumblr Theme

Inkhorn 2 - Free Simple Tumblr Theme

Inkhorn 2 – Free Simple Tumblr Theme

One more free tumblr theme with the name Inkhorn II. If you like a minimalist and clean layout you should take a look.

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Intemperance – Tidy Tumblr Theme

Intemperance - Two-Column Tumblr Theme

Intemperance – Two-Column Tumblr Theme

Intemperance is an ultra tidy Tumblr theme, with a masonry style layout. The minimalistic style is throughout the design to provide a content first experience. It supports all post types and is completely responsive.

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UltraFlow – Modern Tumblr Theme

Ultraflow - Stylish 2-Column Theme

Ultraflow – Stylish 2-Column Theme

UltraFlow is a clean and flowing Tumblr theme with an awesome parallax header and smooth masonry style layout. It supports all posts types and is completely responsive.

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Pro – Clean Tumblr Theme

Pro - Clean Tumblr Design

Pro – Clean Tumblr Design

Pro is a responsive Tumblr theme with a slider, infinite scrolling, social widgets and group blogging support.

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Multi-Column & Portfolio Tumblr Themes

You will find themes with more than 2 columns here. They are perfect for power blogging or to show off your portfolio. Most of the themes us a tile or masonary layout and cover your whole screen.


April – Stylish Tumblr Theme

April - Modern Multi Column Theme

April – Modern Multi Column Theme

April is a modern and responsive Tumblr theme with multifunctional sidebar. You can add 2 text widgets, 12 social profiles, instagram widget and many more.

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Gridly – Stylish Portfolio Tumblr Theme

Gridly - Creative & Simple Theme

Gridly – Creative & Simple Theme

Gridly is the perfect tumblog template for you to showcase your work or transform your blog. It is fully responsive and features a beautiful and easy to use post filter system.

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Museo – Bold Tumblr Theme

Museo - Bold Tumblr Theme

Museo – Bold Tumblr Theme

Museo is a beautiful responsive Tumblr portfolio theme with the main purpose to give you a frame for your work you will love to show off. Powered by HTML5 as well as CSS3 in order to give you a solid foundation for your portfolio.

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Photographica – Portfolio Tumblr Theme

Photographica - Portfolio Tumblr Theme

Photographica – Portfolio Tumblr Theme

Photographica is a simple portfolio Tumblr theme aimed for photographers and other creative professionals. It’s versatile and easy to customize.

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Bloq – Modern Design Theme

Bloq - Simple Tumblr Theme

Bloq – Simple Tumblr Theme

BLOQ is an stylish, blocky portfolio theme for designers and creatives. It features two different layout modes, a filterable portfolio grid, a touch optimized image slider, dark and light preset skins to get you started, and much more!

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Artic – Free Multi-Column Theme

Actic - Free Tumblr Theme

Actic – Free Tumblr Theme

Artic is a simple and free tumblr theme with a three colum layout. Small social media icons and a lean navigation are the only features.

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Line – Super Simple Theme

Line - Free Simple Tumblr Theme

Line – Free Simple Tumblr Theme

Beautiful and simple Tumblr theme with a four column layout. Line supports infinite scrolling, 6 changeable colours and a big banner image.

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Nineteen – Clean Tumblr Template

Nineteen - Free Tumblr Theme

Nineteen – Free Tumblr Theme

Another free Tumblr theme from themesbyjames. He offers many free themes and I recommend you take a look.

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Heights – 3-Column Theme

Heights - Free Three Column Theme

Heights – Free Three Column Theme

This Tumblr theme is based on a 250px grid and has a slide up description. Heights also features like/reblog buttons right on the home page when you hover over photo posts.

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NTA4 – Simple Tumblr Theme

NTA4 - Simple Tumblr Theme

NTA4 – Simple Tumblr Theme

NTA4 is a Tumblr theme as simple as it can be. Just a headline and the navigation and a big wall with your posts.

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Tobias Gebauer

Webworker, web developer and also web designer. I love blogging and working on my websites all the time. I like to share great web design inspiration, freebies and tutorials with the world :).

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