How to Create an Aesthetic Discord Server

We can all agree that trying to create an aesthetic Discord server can be a bit of a hassle.

Now, I do consider myself a somewhat experienced Discord user as I have been using Discord for more than 6 years.

With that being said, I started paying more attention to the overall aesthetics of the server after creating a few of my own. And it can definitely be overwhelming, mainly if you are new to this and donโ€™t know where to find resources to create an aesthetic Discord Server.

Luckily, you have found the right guide!

In this article, youโ€™ll find all the resources you need to create a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing Discord Server from the scratch.

Letโ€™s get into it!

1. Create a blank Discord server

I know that there are many tempting Discord templates and those are a good starting point for inspiration. But if you want to take your Discord to a next level, that wonโ€™t be enough. I mean, you donโ€™t want your Discord to look the same as x other serversโ€ฆ or do you?

So letโ€™s start with a blank slate and weโ€™ll build it from the scratch. This way, we will ensure that your Discord will be both alluring and unique!

How to create a blank Discord server template:

  1. Click on the plus icon at the bottom left sidebar.
  2. Choose โ€œCreate My Ownโ€.
  3. Skip the next question.
  4. Give your server a name (you can change this later).

2. Aesthetic Discord Roles

Roles donโ€™t have to be boring. Even a newbie can create gorgeous Discord roles with the resources found below.

Starting Roles

First, you want to set up at least three (or four) basic starting roles:

  • Owner (this one is good for flex and useful if you have a bigger server)
  • Admin
  • Moderator
  • BOTS

You can rename them according to your liking.

Some examples if you are not feeling very creative:

  • Owner (King/Queen, Cafรฉ Owner, General, etc.)
  • Admin (Duke/Duchess, Cafรฉ Manager, Colonel, Colonel, etc.)
  • Moderator (Count/Countess, Assistant Manager, Major, etc.)
  • BOTS (Aide, Barista, Sergeant)

Again, this is all about how creative you are! You donโ€™t need many of these roles, itโ€™s good to condense them to prevent bloat.

Make sure that you put these roles at the top of your Roles if you created them later. This will ensure that the most important roles are displayed at the top and everyone can find them.

You can access these settings in Server Settings โ†’ Roles. You can drag the roles directly from here to the top or click on Edit which will show as a pen icon next to three dots when you hover over any role. There, you can drag them according to your needs.

After that, when assigned, these roles will show at the top. But for this to work, youโ€™ll need to display the roles separately.

This setting can be found in Server Settings โ†’ Roles โ†’ Edit.

Automatically assigned roles

After you have your starting roles created, you want to think about what role(s) you want your members to have automatically assigned.

So, letโ€™s say you want all members except for Admins & Mods to be grouped by one role so it looks neat in the right sidebar.

To picture this, imagine you have an anime server focusing on one specific anime. This anime is school-focused. It would make sense to make a role โ€œStudentโ€ in this case and set this role to display separately from other online members.

Members grouped by "Tokiwadai Student" Role

Set permissions according to your consideration for Admins, Mods, and that one role thatโ€™ll be assigned to every member.

Note that youโ€™ll need to add a bot like Carl, YAGPDB, or Amari to automatically assign the role. Alternatively, you can do it manually if you have only a small group of friends on your server.

Cosmetic Roles

After that is done, youโ€™ll want to think about personal/cosmetic roles that your members can choose by reacting in a dedicated channel. Again, this can be done manually if you have a small group of people on your server but itโ€™s handier if they can do it by reacting.

Always clear all permissions from the personal/cosmetic roles, they are purely cosmetic.

Automatically assigning roles can be done by a bot. I recommend that you use either Carl or YAGPDB mentioned above.

Some good general personal/cosmetic roles to consider:

  • Gender
  • Age range
  • Hobbies
  • Animals
  • Food, drinks
  • Games
  • Music
  • Continent
  • Color

Specific cosmetic roles depend on the theme and niche of your Discord Server.

If you have a Discord about some game, you can consider the following:

  • Server/ Region
  • Rank in-game
  • Champions/legends

If you have an anime Discord server, you can include a role related to the characters from the series.

Now the real question settles in: how to make Discord roles pretty?

To create aesthetic Discord roles, youโ€™ll need some good resources. Luckily, I have collected all of them below.

Finding fitting emojis for Discord roles

To find the right emoji for your role, press Windows Key + . or browse EmojiDB.

Examples: ๐Ÿ”ฎ Lilac, ๐ŸŽ“ Student, ๐Ÿ‘ฉ Female, etc.

This can make the roles stand out and make them more enchanting.

You donโ€™t have to add emojis to every role, though! Itโ€™s up to you and your preferences.

Color palettes for Discord roles

Color palettes are a magic trick I use to make the roles even more unique. This way, I ensure that the roles donโ€™t look dull. The default Discord role colors are not very eye-catching, after all.

You can really enhance their look and make them pop or silence them, whatever you choose!

For example, you might decide to make the staff roles purple-toned or choose the color roles based on some distinctive color palette you find there.

Find this setting in Server Settings โ†’ Roles โ†’ Edit โ†’ Role Color โ†’ Custom Color. Simply add the hex code from the website and voilร !

Examples: ๐Ÿ”ฎ Lilac, ๐ŸŽ“ Student, ๐Ÿ‘ฉ Female

Aesthetic Names for Discord Roles

Letโ€™s say you want to create a bakery-themed Discord server.

In that case, I would Google something like โ€œFavorite Baked Goodsโ€ and โ€œBakery Job Titlesโ€ to look for some ideas.

Examples of aesthetic bakery-themed Discord Roles:

  • Baked Goods Roles: ๐Ÿฅง Apple Pie, ๐Ÿช Chocolate Chip Cookies, ๐Ÿฅฏ Bagel, ๐Ÿฉ Cream Puff, ๐Ÿง Blueberry Muffin, etc.
  • Bakery Job Titles: ๐Ÿž Dough Maker, ๐Ÿ“  Bakery Clerk, ๐Ÿณ Fryer, ๐Ÿซ Chocolatier, ๐Ÿฐ Cake Decorator, ๐Ÿฅ Pastry Cook, ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ Baker, ๐Ÿญ Candy Maker, ๐Ÿฎ Cookie Icer, ๐Ÿฅฎ Pie Maker, etc.

3. Aesthetic Categories & Channels

It wouldnโ€™t be an aesthetic Discord Server without beautiful categories & channels.

You need to think about what kind of categories you need and this is based on your text channels. The name of the category should sum up the text/voice channels.

The default template would go something like this:

  1. Information Category
  2. Community Category
  3. Voice Category
  4. Admin Category (not visible for regular members)

Now, how can you enhance the look of your categories and text channels?

Aesthetic Discord Categories

First, you might want to add a fitting emoji at the beginning (and possibly end) of each category.

To match the theme of your Discord, use EmojiDB or Emoji Combo.

If you want your Discord to be coffee shop-themed, write โ€œcoffee shopโ€ in Emoji Combo and itโ€™ll show you various appealing emojis that you can consider adding to your categories/channels.

Some examples of Aesthetic Discord emoji combos:

  • Coffee shop: โ˜•๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿ’ญ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿต
  • Bakery: ๐Ÿž ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿฅ– ๐Ÿฅจ ๐Ÿฅฏ ๐Ÿฅž ๐Ÿง‡
  • Soft: ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฅž๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿช๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ‘’๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿชโœจโšก๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿก๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿงƒ
  • Gentle: ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿก๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿงธ
  • Restaurant: ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿ๐Ÿง†๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿฅจ๐Ÿฅ“๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ›๐ŸŒฏ
  • Kingdom: โœจ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฐ
  • Medieval: ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ—ก๏ธโš”๏ธ๐Ÿด๐Ÿน๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿคบ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ
  • Space: ๐ŸŒŒโ˜„๏ธ๐Ÿชโ˜„๏ธ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ซโœจ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ“๐ŸŒ—๐Ÿš€โ™พ๏ธโญ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒ˜๐Ÿ›ธโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ”๐ŸŒ‘๐Ÿ”ญ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ›ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒ’โ˜๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸŒœ๐ŸŒ›๐Ÿ”ฎ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ…
  • Fantasy: ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธโœจ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿน๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐ŸŒ™
  • Party: ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽ‚ ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽ
  • Cottagecore: ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฅž๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅ•โ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฏ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฅง
  • Fairycore: ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ‘’๐Ÿฉน๐ŸŒท
  • Holiday: โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŒดโ›ฑ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ

Adding one emoji at the beginning is good enough for a clean look.

One emoji examples:

  • ๐ŸŽฎ GAMES
  • โœจ ANIME
  • ๐Ÿ”Š VOICE

Two emojis examples:

  • ๐ŸŽฎ GAMES ๐ŸŽฎ
  • โœจ ANIME โœจ
  • ๐Ÿ”Š VOICE ๐Ÿ”Š

You can take it to the next level by adding horizontal line symbols or brackets. Use this website for horizontal lines & this for brackets.

Horizontal Lines & Brackets examples:

  • ๐Ÿฅง โ”… MAIN LOUNGE โ”… ๐Ÿฅง
  • ๐Ÿ“Œ| โ”โ” IMPORTANT โ”โ” |๐Ÿ“Œ
  • ๐Ÿ™Œ โ• COMMUNITY โ• ๐Ÿ™Œ
  • ใ€ŒRULESใ€
  • ๐ŸŒท| โ”ˆโ”ˆ INFO โ”ˆโ”ˆ |๐ŸŒท
  • ใ€”๐ŸŒŽใ€• GENERAL

Some people prefer an aesthetic thatโ€™s very unique. It can get messy and cluttered really fast, so you gotta be careful. Itโ€™s certainly not for everyone.

Unique Discord aesthetic examples:

  • ยซ๐Ÿ“ยป โ€งโ‚Šหš INFORMATION โคนโ™กโ‚Š๏พŸ
  • ใ€Œ๐Ÿ“œใ€RULES โ™กโ‚Šหšเน‘
  • ห—หห‹๊’ฐ ๐Ÿ’ ๊’ฑGARDEN~
  • โธโธ โœจ หšโ‚Š๏น•ANIME เฉญโ‚Šหš
  • ๊’ฐ แŸธแŸธ VOICE CHAT โŠน ๐Ÿ“หš๊’ฑ
  • โ—Ÿโ˜… ๐Ÿก MAIN โŠนหš

Check out this website for more aesthetic symbols.

Aesthetic Discord Text Channels

You might have noticed that you canโ€™t put space to your text channels on Discord, it adds โ€“ between.

Theyโ€™ll end up looking like this: โœจroles, โœจ-roles. Not the best look, is it?

So how do you put space in your Discord text channels to separate the emoji from the actual text?

Well, this can be done by adding special characters.

These two are my personal favorite special characters for aesthetic Discord text channels:

  • ใƒป
  • ๏ธฑ

Other viable options for aesthetic text channels:

  • โ•
  • ๏ธฐ
  • โ•Ž
  • โ”‡
  • โ”Š
  • โ”‹
  • โ”ƒ

These special characters have some space to the right and left as their part, creating that space effect for your Discord text channels.

Fancy text for Discord Roles

Your text doesnโ€™t have to be the default one.

You can customize it to look fancier.

Just keep in mind that searching for such a role might be difficult if you want to for example ping it.

I, for instance, donโ€™t use fancy Discord roles.

Examples: ๐Ÿ‘‘ ๏ผฑ๏ฝ•๏ฝ…๏ฝ…๏ฝŽ, ๐ŸŒท ๐‚๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐ž, โ˜• ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™š ๐™‡๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง

4. Aesthetic Discord Emoji Packs

The aesthetic is not completed before you add some cute emojis. They should be related to the theme you chose, though.

Emoji gg offers many awesome packs, ranging from cute through Pepe to anime!

5. Using the right formatting for aesthetics

You can create nice looking server even without embeds. With a little formatting, itโ€™ll have a clean look anyways.

Basic Styles

Italics*Italics* or _Italics_
Bold and Italic***Bold and Italic***
Underline Bold__**Underline Bold**__

Code Blocks

You also need to know how to make basic code blocks.

To create a one-line block, wrap your text in backticks `.

To create a multiline block, wrap your text in three backticks ```.

Quote Blocks

Quote Blocks can also enhance the look of your text.

Write at the beginning of the text > to transform your text into a single-line quote block.

To create a multiline quote block, write >>> at the beginning of the text.

As you can see, with some time and effort invested, you can create an aesthetic Discord Server with ease.

Make sure to bookmark (Ctrl + d) this post so that you can easily access the resources to create an Aesthetic Discord Server.๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ˜Š

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