The 22 Best Free Tumblr Themes

Blogging is getting more and more popular these days on the web. WordPress has made blogging very popular and now there is Tumblr, the biggest micro blogging platform with over 100 million users. You can post images, videos, audio, quotes and of course also text. For most people it’s a great opportunity to start blogging in a simple and efficient way.

Starting a Tumblr blog is as easy as it can get. The domain and the hosting is completely free, because the whole service is covered by Tumblr itself. Besides that, you have total control over the layout and design of your blog. Some people use it just for personal blogging, but it is also suitable for more. That’s why there are so many different free Tumblr themes for photographers, designers and other purposes.

In order to stand out of 100 million users, you need also a unique design. There are thousands of free tumblr themes, but also a small part is really good. During the search for a good Tumblr layout for my blog I found 22 really good free Tumblr themes. And here they are.


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Free Tumblr Themes with One Column

Basically there are two different types of one-column free Tumblr themes. Some themes have a sidebar and some themes are without a sidebar. The first few themes have a sidebar, the last don’t use a sidebar.

AppBlog – Tumblr Theme

Appblog - Free Tumblr Theme

Appblog – Free Tumblr Theme

This Tumblr theme has a beautiful flat web design with modern colors. I also love the hidden sidebar navigation. The navigation slides in when you have over the icon with your mouse. The theme is also fully responsive.

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Sidebar Tumblr Theme

Sidebar - One-Column Tumblr Theme

Sidebar – One-Column Tumblr Theme

You can’t miss the sidebar on that theme. If you remove the annoying background the layout is quite cool.

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Oak – Single-Column Theme

Oak - Tumblr Template Freebie

Oak – Tumblr Template Freebie

The Tumblr theme oak is quite similar to the theme appBlog, but with a visible sidebar and the theme is not responsive.

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Bright Day – One Column Theme

Bright Day - Free Tumblr Template

Bright Day – Free Tumblr Template

The Tumblr theme Bright Day has a unique design without a sidebar.

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Tidy – Responsive Tumblr Theme

Tidy - Free Tumblr Template

Tidy – Free Tumblr Template

Tidy is a clean and minimal one-column responsive Tumblr theme. Tidy comes with all kind of social media icons you need.

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Euphony – Responsive Tumblr Theme

Euphony - Free Responsive Tumblr Template

Euphony – Free Responsive Tumblr Template

Euphony is a free and responsive Tumblr theme with a flat design.

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Multi-Column Tumblr Themes

These Tumblr themes use the typical style with several columns of content in a grid system. These kind of themes are very powerful if you post a lot of pictures daily. The main difference between the themes is flexibility of the grid. Some themes show the pictures with different heights, other templates show all pictures with the same height. Let’s start with the sidebar Tumblr themes again.


TRON – Tumblr Theme

Tron - Cool Tumblr Template

Tron – Cool Tumblr Template

TRON is made by the creators from Zen-Themes. I really like that these guys offer 4 different styles for each theme. I personally love the navigation and the pagination of this Tumblr layout.

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Pyramide 2 – Ultra Wide Grid

Pyramids 2 - Free Tumblr Theme

Pyramids 2 – Free Tumblr Theme

Pyramide 2 is made for you, if you are going to post a huge amount of pictures on a daily basis. The creator maxdavis has made a bunch of other free Tumblr themes.

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Urban 4 – Four Columns Theme

Urban 4 - Free Tumblr Theme

Urban 4 – Free Tumblr Theme

Another free tumblr template made by maxdavis. There are different styles for each theme available.

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Ultra Titles – Sidebar Tumblr Theme

Ultra Tiles - Free Tumblr Template

Ultra Tiles – Free Tumblr Template

Ultra Tiles is a Tumblr template with a really cool sidebar. The sidebar actually adds more value to your blog.

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Without Shadows – Dark Tumblr Theme

Without Shadows - Cool Tumblr Theme

Without Shadows – Cool Tumblr Theme

This dark Tumblr theme has a small sidebar and is called Without Shadow.

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Stacky – Dark Tumblr Theme

Stacky - Free Tumblr Template

Stacky – Free Tumblr Template

This free and dark Tumblr theme has a more typical layout with three columns and a sidebar.

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Grid Well – Three Colums & Sidebar

Grid Well - Multi-Column Theme

Grid Well – Multi-Column Theme

The layout of Grid Well is unique with the big header, the small tiles and the sidebar on the right.

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Magazine Tumblr Theme

Magazine Theme - Free Tumblr Template

Magazine Theme – Free Tumblr Template

The Tumblr theme Magazine has a really cool flat design. The whitespace in the content blogs is great and also the font is perfect for the theme.

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Museo² – Tumblr Theme

Museo - FreeTumblr Theme

Museo – FreeTumblr Theme

I love this Tumblr theme! The design of Museo² is similar to pinterest, but the functions and the layout is a big reduced. Also the header and the navigation fit perfectly.

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Gratitude – Minimal Tumblr Theme

Gratitude - Free Tumblr Theme

Gratitude – Free Tumblr Theme

The Tumblr theme Gratitude works with huge whitespaces and minimal design.

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Ultimate 3 – Grid Layout

Ultimate 3 - Sexy Free Tumblr Theme

Ultimate 3 – Sexy Free Tumblr Theme

The tumblr theme Ultimate III uses big tiles with 420px width. The theme is basically respsonsive down to the just mentioned 420px.

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Yuki – Masonary Style

Yuki - Free Tumblr Template

Yuki – Free Tumblr Template

This minimal Tumblr theme is perfect for designers and other creative people, who like to show their portfolio.

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V1llian – Minimal tumblr theme

V1llain - Minimal Free Tumblr Template

V1llain – Minimal Free Tumblr Template

V1llian is a Tumblr layout with a minimal and clean design and no fancy stuff. If you want to use the V1llian layout you need to select Preview 2.

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Coast – Minimal Tumblr Theme

Cost - Free Grid Tumblr Theme

Cost – Free Grid Tumblr Theme

Coast is another clean and minimal Tumblr theme with equal sized images.

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Retrospective – Responsive Tumblr Theme

Retrospective - Monochrome Tumblr Theme

Retrospective – Monochrome Tumblr Theme

The black & white theme with the name Retrospective is fully responsive and reduced to a minimal design.

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Maxed Out – Four Column Tempalte

Maxed Out - Free Tumblr Template

Maxed Out – Free Tumblr Template

The Tumblr template Maxed Out has a minimal design with some smooth animations for the profile and the navigation.

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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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1 Response

  1. baidyanath says:

    Very usable collections of freebies, thanks. Sometime classic design with modern touch is important for particular requirements which I found in some of them.

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