How To Decorate Laptop With Stickers

Even your laptop needs a glow-up sometimes, which is why decorating it all up is quite the trend these days.

A sticker decorated laptop not only a reflection of your personality but also a display of your individuality. Hence, how you decorate your device is crucial. You can’t just throw in some random things at once, making it all look like a crazy mess screaming confusion and weirdness.

Hence, you need to know how to decorate laptop with stickers and what stickers to add, while ensuring the protection of your device. This is where we come in to take you through a fun yet informative guideline.

Prepping Your Device

Prepping Your Device
Prepping Your Device

Before you glam up your laptop with all the stickers money can buy, it is important to ensure that it is all prepped up before you get sticking.

  • Shut down your laptop and remove any power connection
  • Entirely get rid of old sticker-residue, if any
  • Clean your laptop surface where you intend to place the stickers with a microfiber cloth and alcohol wipes
  • Let it dry completely before placing the stickers

What Types Of Sticker To Use

This depends entirely on your preference. you can either use a single large piece of sticker that covers the entire case, or a combo of both.

Now do keep in mind that while buying a sticker, it is important to focus on the type of sticker it is. The perfect type should have the following features

  • Residue-free so that they are easily removable without a mess
  • Waterproof
  • Fade-resistant
  • Long-lasting adhesive properties

How To Decorate Laptop With Stickers

Full-Sized Sticker/Laptop Skins

These are trickier to apply due to their size and usually cover the entire upper lid of your laptop.

  • Turn off your laptop and disconnect it if the charger is plugged
  • Remove the old existent sticker(s)
  • Remove any residue and clean the laptop lid/cover with alcohol wipes
  • Allow it to dry
  • Make sure the full-sized sticker you purchases is large enough to entirely cover your laptop lid
  • Trace the shape and size of your laptop lid and cut the sticker out accordingly
  • Since it is a large sticker, do not peel off the paper of the adhesive side entirely
  • Start working from one end of your laptop cover and slowly continue to the other end by peeling the sticker to expose the adhesive side little by little
  • As you keep peeling slowly, use the thumb of your other hand to rub on the sticker properly so that no air bubbles form
  • If any bubbles do form, you can unpeel the sticker off the laptop lid and smoothly reapply the sticker again in that area. This is the advantage of not peeling off and applying the sticker at once
  • Continue the process with care until you reach the other end and you’re done

Small Stickers

These are the easiest to apply and the best part is that you get to use a number of these together to create a unique statement of your own.

There are endless themes, colors, quotes, etc. to choose from, including your favorite shows!

The small stickers are the easiest to apply. All you have to do is clean the laptop surface after shutting down your laptop as usual, peel off the paper to expose the adhesive side, and stick it anywhere on the laptop- even on the keyboard keys!

Some Décor Ideas

There are endless categories of stickers you can go for. But in order to show off the uniqueness of your persona, you need to choose the ones that you relate to. Random stickers that only look pretty won’t give off the correct vibe.

If you don’t find the ones that you want, you can always your own via various DIY methods or, find a seller who offers customizable stickers of your choice!

How you decorate your laptop is a window to what you are as a person. So we have included some options you could start with to choose the perfect stickers

  • Your place of origin. It could either be the name of your city/country, an illustration of its skyline, its area code, or a specialty that differentiates it.
  • Your favorite sports
  • Your favorite TV show, videos, popular quotes, etc.
  • Your favorite food or drink
  • Your favorite animal or a customized sticker of your pet
  • Advocacy & activism
  • Your school spirit
  • Motivational or quirky quotes
  • The basic girly or boyish stuff such as flowers, sunglasses, Starbucks logo, fancy cursive writings, memes, etc.


Decorating your laptop is a type of feel-good activity that not only makes us feel nice or nostalgic when we look at them but also glams up the boring monotonous look of your device.

It is also a genius way to rejuvenate the beauty of your gadget when it has worn out a little by masking its flaws. Also, you get to set yourself apart and get people to notice you for the unique individual that you are! So let your inner creativity loose and give your laptop that revamp you’ve been waiting for!

About Dror Wettenstein

Dror Wettenstein is a software engineer and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the industry. He is the founder of TechTreeRepeat, a company that enables technical writers to publish their work faster and share it with readers across the globe. Dror has a master’s degree in computer science from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree in physics from UC Irvine.

When he’s not working on software projects, Dror enjoys writing articles and essays on various topics. He also likes playing guitar and spending time with his wife and two young children.

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