Lifehacker reader LivingstonTheThird modelled his home screen around a minimal space-themed wallpaper. It has plenty of widgets that blend in with the background as if they were there all along.
For this setup, you'll need:
- Apex Launcher Pro
- MetroStation Icon Pack
- Simple Calendar Widget at the top
- Circle Battery Widget set up around the Earth
- 1Weather weather widget
- The Minimal Earth wallpaper
LivingstonTheThird explains how it all works:
I fell in love with this "Minimal Earth" wallpaper, so I decided to design the rest of the phone around it. I'm using the Apex Pro app launcher to remove the notification bar and change the dock how I like. I use gestures to navigate to the app drawer and notifications as well as open alternate apps with my dock icons. The two little degree symbols on either side of the earth are circle launcher widgets with my most used apps; Google apps on the right, others on the left. The clock and planner are self explanatory and the weather widget is 1Weather.