When you start from the very beginning . . it's a very good place to start.
When you read you begin with A, B, C and when you skin you begin with . . well . . the rhyme and cadence break down here. (
I start with a blind usually. But many start with a wallpaper.
Below are links to blinds and walls sorted by Overall download count.WindowBlindsWalls
usually come from that base. Then I go through the widget
library to see what I might like and what might fit in with the rest.
There is a screenshot gallery
here at wincustomize where you can see images of what some members have done. There is also a monthly post
of what folks have on their rigs.