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 don’t know where to find resources to create an aesthetic Discord Server.
Luckily, you have found the right guide!
In this article, you’ll find all the resources you need to create a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing Discord Server from the scratch.
Let’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 won’t be enough. I mean, you don’t want your Discord to look the same as x other servers… or do you?
So let’s start with a blank slate and we’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:
- Click on the plus icon at the bottom left sidebar.
- Choose “Create My Own”.
- Skip the next question.
- Give your server a name (you can change this later).
2. Aesthetic Discord Roles
Roles don’t have to be boring. Even a newbie can create gorgeous Discord roles with the resources found below.
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)
You can rename them according to your liking.
Some examples if you are not feeling very creative:
- Owner (King/Queen, Café Owner, General, etc.)
- Admin (Duke/Duchess, Café 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 don’t need many of these roles, it’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 → Roles. You can drag the roles directly from here to the top or click on
Editwhich 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, you’ll need to display the roles separately.
This setting can be found in Server Settings → Roles → 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, let’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 “Student” in this case and set this role to display separately from other online members.
Set permissions according to your consideration for Admins, Mods, and that one role that’ll be assigned to every member.
Note that you’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.
After that is done, you’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 it’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:
- Age range
- Food, drinks
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
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, you’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: 🔮 Lilac, 🎓 Student, 👩 Female, etc.
This can make the roles stand out and make them more enchanting.
You don’t have to add emojis to every role, though! It’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 don’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 → Roles → Edit → Role Color → Custom Color. Simply add the hex code from the website and voilà!
Examples: 🔮 Lilac, 🎓 Student, 👩 Female
Aesthetic Names for Discord Roles
Let’s say you want to create a bakery-themed Discord server.
In that case, I would Google something like “Favorite Baked Goods” and “Bakery Job Titles” to look for some ideas.
Examples of aesthetic bakery-themed Discord Roles:
- Baked Goods Roles: 🥧 Apple Pie, 🍪 Chocolate Chip Cookies, 🥯 Bagel, 🍩 Cream Puff, 🧁 Blueberry Muffin, etc.
- Bakery Job Titles: 🍞 Dough Maker, 📠 Bakery Clerk, 🍳 Fryer, 🍫 Chocolatier, 🍰 Cake Decorator, 🥐 Pastry Cook, 👩🏻🍳 Baker, 🍭 Candy Maker, 🍮 Cookie Icer, 🥮 Pie Maker, etc.
3. Aesthetic Categories & Channels
It wouldn’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:
- Information Category
- Community Category
- Voice Category
- 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 “coffee shop” in Emoji Combo and it’ll show you various appealing emojis that you can consider adding to your categories/channels.
Some examples of Aesthetic Discord emoji combos:
- Coffee shop: ☕🥧🧸💭🥐🥛🍵
- Bakery: 🍞 🥐 🥖 🥨 🥯 🥞 🧇
- Soft: 💗🍄🌷💌🍓🌸🧁🥞🌊🍪🎀💫👒🦋🪐✨⚡️🍒🍡🍬🧃
- Gentle: 🌸🍥💗🍦🍧🍰🐇🍡🍭🍓🧸
- Restaurant: 🍔🍟🌮🍕🌭🍝🧆🍽️🥨🥓🍗🍛🌯
- Kingdom: ✨👸👑🏰
- Medieval: 🏰🗡️⚔️🐴🏹👑🐲🤺🛡️
- Space: 🌌☄️🪐☄️🌎🌍💫✨🗺️🌏🌞🌕🌓🌗🚀♾️⭐🗺️🌠🌟🌘🛸☀️🌖🌔🌑🔭🌙🛰️🌐🌃🌒☁️🖤🌜🌛🔮🌌🌅
- Fantasy: 🧚♀️✨🍄🌸🏹🌿🌱🔮🌙
- Party: 🥳🙌🎂 🍰🎈🎉 🎁
- Cottagecore: 🌱🍄🌻🥞🌿🌷🍎🍀🍓🥕☘️🍃🍯🌸🥧
- Fairycore: 🍄🧚🏻♀️🌙🌿🌱👒🩹🌷
- Holiday: ☀️🌊🍉🌴⛱️🍦
Adding one emoji at the beginning is good enough for a clean look.
One emoji examples:
- 🎮 GAMES
- ✨ ANIME
- 🔊 VOICE
Two emojis examples:
- 🎮 GAMES 🎮
- ✨ ANIME ✨
- 🔊 VOICE 🔊
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:
- 🥧 ┅ MAIN LOUNGE ┅ 🥧
- 📌| ━━ IMPORTANT ━━ |📌
- 🙌 ╍ COMMUNITY ╍ 🙌
- 🌷| ┈┈ INFO ┈┈ |🌷
- 〔🌎〕 GENERAL
Some people prefer an aesthetic that’s very unique. It can get messy and cluttered really fast, so you gotta be careful. It’s certainly not for everyone.
Unique Discord aesthetic examples:
- «🍓» ‧₊˚ INFORMATION ⤹♡₊ﾟ
- 「📜」RULES ♡₊˚๑
- ˗ˏˋ꒰ 🍒 ꒱GARDEN~
- ⸝⸝ ✨ ˚₊﹕ANIME ੭₊˚
- ꒰ ៸៸ VOICE CHAT ⊹ 🍓˚꒱
- ◟★ 🍡 MAIN ⊹˚
Check out this website for more aesthetic symbols.
Aesthetic Discord Text Channels
You might have noticed that you can’t put space to your text channels on Discord, it adds – between.
They’ll end up looking like this: ✨roles, ✨-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:
Other viable options for aesthetic text channels:
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 doesn’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, don’t use fancy Discord roles.
Examples: 👑 Ｑｕｅｅｎ, 🌷 𝐂𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐞, ☕ 𝘾𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙚 𝙇𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧
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, it’ll have a clean look anyways.
|Italics||*Italics* or _Italics_|
|Bold and Italic||***Bold and Italic***|
|Underline Bold||__**Underline Bold**__|
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 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.
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