College of Winterhold.
Lots of grass.
Oh look a butterfly!
Leaving an abandoned church.
Outskirts of Whiterun.
Dinner table at Fort Dawnguard.
Skulls and soulgems.
Dragonsreach at night.
Known for the RUSTIC series. Has a lot of textures ranging from random objects to clothes and robes.
Does a lot of undead and monster textures. Horncandles is really good too.
Jeclxohko is a modder who has made many new textures for misc items like the ones shown above. I have to say, these are are the BEST looking retextures for any clutter item or any normal item for that matter!
Mostly plants and fauna, but there's a bunch of other random stuff too that's worth getting.
Vanderer has made a strange area of different textures, all bumped up to 2k resolution. His ENB is okay but his textures are great. The falmer pod and spider nest are the best looking out there. The Imperial fort texture can be compared to Hein84's textures. The mudcrab texture is totally optional, but if you want a 2k mudcrab, I won't stop you.
Want some high quality random ingredients? Well here you go!
One of the biggest texture overhauls out there. This retextures everything from grass to buildings and ups the size of each texture to 2k resolution.
Serious HD Retexture Skyrim
A big texture pack like Skyrim HD, only this one focuses more on terrain....and Riften for some reason.
Static Mesh Improvement Mod - SMIM
This mod remakes many of the games objects to have a higher polygon count thus making the objects smoother and less pointy. This mod is recommended for people who even don't have a strong rig. The mesh replacement alone makes your game look much better. This also includes the No Stretching fixes for mesh fixes so you don't need that mod anymore.
Realistic Water Two
A graphical water overhaul. Not only does it make water look better, this mod changes some of the game cells and adds new types of water! So now still ponds, rivers, and ocean water won't all look the same. This also comes in plenty of different quality options depending on how well you can run the mod!
Watercolor for ENB and Realistic Water Two
This is just a simple plugin to change the color of the water making the Sunscattering effect of ENBseries more visible. The sunscattering effect simulates the waves of the water being illuminated when the sun is behind them. The effect will be most visible around dawn/dusk when the sun is low. Looks best with parallax and displacement! Works alongside with Realistic Water 2.
Enhanced Blood Textures
Blood was always meh in Elder Scrolls games, but this mod fixes that. Enhanced Blood adds new HD blood textures as well as new variants. So now if you're hit with a sword, you get a cut shaped blood splatter. Blood also drips out more and spreads across the floor where a dead body is.
Hein has made many texture mods for Skyrim. Most of his work is focused on rocks. As seen in his mods, he has some of the best mountain, ruins, and rock textures you can get! We suggest you replace whatever you have right now and use these mods instead! They are all top notch and come in different resolutions for how well you can run these. Now in one convenient pack to install and download.
Enhanced Noble Furniture 4x
New textures for noble furniture such as shelves, chairs, and cabinets.
Quality Snow HD 4K
Probably the best snow mod out there right now because not only is it seamless, it comes with snow textures for everything so that all the snow will match and won't look out of place!
Real Ice ALL-IN-ONE
Overhauls all the ice textures in the game. This also comes with multiple packages to customize your ice whether you like it realistic or fantasy like crystals.
Skyrim Skill Interface Re-Texture
Overhauls the skill interface with brand new textures and options. Now back on Nexus!
Enhanced textures detail (UV-tweaks)
This mod will increase texture quality for all your existing textures and any other new textures that you will download. This also fixes a lot of the texture stretching on buildings. WARNING: This mod is only recommend for high end computers since this will take a toll on your game's performance.
Langleys Textures Workshop
Just a bunch of random textures for everything. Use this to fill in empty gaps.
Bellyaches Animal and Creature Pack
Retexture pack for almost every animal in Skyrim. There are many variants you can choose and customize with.
Skyrim Realistic Texture Overhaul dragons makes dragons ridiculously high detailed. It comes in a 4k and the insane 8k resolutions. Not recommended for weak computers.
Dragonbone HD and 4k
4k textures for the dragonbone armor set.
Mage Outfit Texture Overhaul
Finished mage robe textures from Rafuel's old texture project that he never finished.
Ultra HD Stormcloak and City Guards
Retextures EVERY hold's guard armor and shields.
Dawn of the Dawnguard Armor
The best dawnguard texture pack out right now! If you really don't like the vanilla textures, get this!
Skaal Clothes HD Revival
Skaal clothes HD revival is a high quality retexture for skaal clothes from the Dragonborn dlc.
This mod retextures all of the dunmer clothes and armor to be more dusty from because of the ashy landscape of Solstheim after the Red Year. Some armors like the chitin have also been retextured with dunmer symbols and markings.
High Res Clavicus Vile Mask
Better looking textures for the Clavicus Vile mask.
Nightgale armor retexture. Comes in a cloth varient and a leather varient.
A retexture for the heavy stahlrim set from the Dragonborn DLC. The author said light stalhrim and weapons are coming soon!
A retexture for the daedric armor set and daedric weapons.
Hvergelmirs Armor Retexture
A retexture for steel, iron, and fur armors. These armors are retexture by Amidianborn but these textures are good as well and are a great alternative.
Thieves Guild Armor HD revival
A simple retexture for Thieves Guild armor. It's better than the denim textures for sure and WAY better than the vanilla set. This pack includes all the thieves guild textures, which include the normal, master, sleeveless, and Linwi varients.
EotW Mage Robes of Skyrim
This is a texture overhaul for all of the mage robes, long robes, and the archmage's robe set. These new textures are high quality and feature intricate designs that really fit for a mage.
Rafuel is a texture maker who has retexture many of the robes in Skyrim and in the Dragonborn DLC. We highly recommend you use all of his robe retextures. Not only are they a higher resolution, Rafuel has put in extra detail into the robes and even made extra varients for them!
Bethesda HD pack
The Official HD pack link has textures for clothes only and is great to swap around 2X Clothing Re-Mix and other mods to make your own texture combination.
2X Clothing Re-Mix
Adds several retextures for clothing that are upped resolutions or sharpened.
Dragon Masks Retextured
A retexture mod for the dragonpriest mask. It not only changed the colors of the masks themselves, but the cowls too. There is also subtle etchings in the masks that make each unique.
Jewels of the Nord
Retextured rings and amulets for that brilliant and rich designs jewelry should have.
What does this mod make better? Circlets!
New textures for Dragonbone weapons, including scabbards.
Ancient Nordic Pickaxe Retexture
The Ancient Nordic Pickaxe has some... issues, namely around the grip. The UVW is stretched along its length, and then the textures were stretched along with it, making it look bad. This mod fixes it!
Are you disappointed by the cheap and unoriginal-looking design Bethesda gave the Aetherial Crown? Then this mod is for you! It replaces the offending headgear with a brand new, lore-friendly design that is more in keeping with an ancient dwarven relic
New HD textures for Auriels Shield.
New HD textures for Auriels Bow.
New HD textures for Auriels Quiver.
New HD textures of Harkons sword. A blood edged katana folded over 6 billion times over... probably.
Amulet of Talos Replacer
Replaces vanilla Amulet of Talos with a new model with a longer and sharper point at the end.
Realistic HD PickAxe
Now the pickaxe looks as sexy as the normal axe!
Realistic HD Woodcutter's Axe
And my axe!
Dragonbone Arrow and Quiver Replacer
This mod replaces the dragonbone arrow and quiver models and textures. It also fixes the issue of the arrows in the original dragonbone quiver not disappearing as you run low.
Dawnguard Shield HD
Retexture and higher quality version of the Dawnguard Shield.
Ultra HD Ebony Blade
High quality texture for the Ebony Blade. Comes in 2k and 4k resolutions.
Mehrunes' Razor by MAIBATSU
This mod adds to game the updated version of a dagger "Mehrunes' Razor" (completely standalone version). The three-dimensional model and textures of this blade were recreated completely from scratch and have nothing in common with the original version (except for the design). Dagger has optimized model (37090 tris) and high-resolution textures.
Eleven Weapons For Silence
An Elven weapon texture made for the AmidianBorn Thalmorized elven armor.
Retexture of spellbreaker following color scheme from the oblivion version as well as making it HD.
Clothing Iron's retexture
HIGH QUALITY IRON TEXTURES. IN FACT, IT COMES IN TWO VARIANTS.
JS Dragon Claws
Did it really take this long for this to be made? Questions aside, this mod replaces the Bionicle looking dragon claw in vanilla and replaces it with a model that actually LOOKS like a dragon's claw with complimenting scaly textures.
Toadstools Natural Toadstool
Now here's an interesting mod. This mod changes the model of mushrooms to look more fantasy. It comes in regular sizes as well as a HUGE fantasy version.
SweetRoll 2k retexture
The most important texture mod you need. I don't care if your computer is so trash that you can't handle 2k textures, you're getting it.
Enhanced Ore Veins
This is a texture replacement for the ore veins found in mines and around Skyrim. Each ore also has an optional glow effect if you want them to be easier to find and again different ore types have different glow. This mod also changes the textures of the mined ores and ingots.
Snazzy HD Noble Beds
Adds new HD textures for noble beds that come in different patterns and colors. Recommend that you install this after Enhanced Noble Furniture in the Texture Overhaul section.
SLOD - Potions and Poisons
Retextured potions and poisons that come in four different variants that you can mix and match with. This means that you can have a really ornate potion bottle and a gritty old bottle for poisons!
A mod that replaces all vanilla potion bottles with brand new potion models with new textures to go along with them. The contents inside of the potions are also animated too! Incompatible with other potion replacer mods.
Pretty Animated Potions
This contains 1K retexture and animations for all vanilla poisons and potions.
Unique Booze Bottles
Adds new bottles and designs for the alcohol in Skyrim. Bottles will look different with their tint and with the new labels on them that actually say what brand they are.
Retexture for Soup
Now the soup items in Skyrim actually look tasty now instead of chunks of poop!
Retexture for Bread - Hearthfire
Adds new textures for bread and pastries from the Hearthfire DLC.
All the little effect textures Ramccoid have been combined into one big pack. The pack includes textures from DOOR SOUL, SPRAY, DROPS, MIST, OIL, ELECTRIFY, RIPPLES, STEAM, ATMOSPHERE, RAIN, AURORA, STARS, SNOW, LEAVES, DANDELION SEEDS, DUST, WEBS extended
HD Ruined Book Retexture
Totally replaces the ruined books with a new model and new textures.
New textures for the deathbell and its glow maps for both the flower itself and the leaves.
Nicer looking honey pot textures that look good enough to eat.
Skyrim Realistic Texture Overhaul Enemies
High res textures for most monster enemies that have 2k, 4k, AND EVEN 8k resolution options. We recommend the skeleton textures above all else!
Business Ledger HD
Makes the 5 or so business Ledger's in Skyrim look good.
2000 Dead Bunnies - 2k Bedroll
A new 2k resolution bedroll texture allegedly made out of 2000 dead bunnies.
Hale - Horse Retexture
Very nice and clean looking horse textures that thankfully do not add any genitalia.
Death Hound HD
A really nice texture mod that makes the death hounds look like fleshy undead hell hounds instead of looking like they're made of black liquorice.
Realistic HD Baskets
New high quality textures AND meshes for baskets, because they really needed it...
Retexture for The Scroll
Adds new patterns and paper types to the scroll items.
Joy of Ships
Adds new high quality wood textures for small and large boats. Also effects small the wooden houses because they share the same textures as the small row boats.
Weathered Road Signs
Weathered Road Signs.esp contains cell edits to most of the road signs throughout Skyrim. These edits mostly involve making the signs more informative and the surrounding areas a bit more interesting to look at. Some directional errors were fixed as well. The esp also adds a few road signs to places where they would be most useful and make sense.
Gems of Skyrim
Makes all the precious gems in the game look VALUABLE. All of them look like precision cut gems and the new meshes that come along with the mod make them look flawless.
Rens HD Shrines
A unique mesh and texture replacer for the divine shrines. Each shrine has THEIR own color palette which really makes sure that each shrine stands out on THEIR own. Some of the more metal looking shrines also have new reflections.
Makes your sack HD.
Makes your linens HD.
HD Ore and Ingots
Makes ore and ingots look like they are actually made out of an earthly materials instead of looking like badly colored play-doh.
Makes your misc H-uhhh I mean, it makes miscellaneous objects like practice dummies and pots more detailed and at a higher resolution.
Ruins Clutter Improved
Improves the clutter in ruins like nordic urns and pots.
Completely new textures for the wonderful Masser & Secunda moons, in glorious 4K, 2K, and 1K resolutions, designed to retain the look and feel of the original vanilla creations.
Real Effect Candle
Adds a better candle-light effect to candles.
This mod adds pseudo-volumetric clouds that move and cover the sky like real clouds would. Variations can differ between different altitudes and regions. A great mod to take screenshots with, but maybe not for playing because this mod can take a toll on performance.
Clouds look almost photo-realistic and have more depth overall.
This cloud mod adds different cloud types like smooth ones and broken up little ones.
Simple night sky textures. These are good if you don't want a too colorful and vibrant night sky like in that other mod.
Horizon of Dreams
An overhaul on the night sky. This replaces both the sky, stars, and the moon at night to give them that bright fantasy feeling.
Ultimate HD Fire Effects
Fire! I'll take you to burn!
Magic Runes HD
New textures for the place-able magic runes for the vanilla spells and the new Dragonborn spells.
New textures for auroras that are more detailed a lot bigger that the original game's resolution.
Burn Freeze Shock Effects
This is a great mod for any mage. Now when you kill someone with a fire spell, there body will actually burn to a crisp. When you kill someone with frost, they'll freeze and have ice chunks will stick all over them. When you kill someone with a shock spell, their body will turn dark and crispy from the shock and their dead body will sometimes fidget because of it!
Enchantment Effect Replacer
This mod adds new textures for the enchantment effects on your weapons. There's a 2k resolution of the vanilla effect, random daedric letters effect, both of them at the same time, and an option to remove the effect entirely.
Remove Interior Fog V2
Removes that stupid fog in interior cells like dungeons and houses. Now you can actually see what's ten feet in front of you!
Remove Exterior Fog
Removes the annoying fog that's always 2 feet ahead of you when your outside.
Skyrim Realistic Textures Dwemer
Another pack from the Skyrim Realistic Texture Overhaul mods. This pack includes retextures for most things dwemer related like architecture, but it also adds new textures for dwemer enemies.
Real Roads for Skyrim
Real Roads for Skyrim aims to bring life to the dull roads by using 3D meshes. So rocks aren't just painted onto the dirt now, they're actually bumping out of the ground even without parallax.
HD Road textures
A complimentary mod to go with Real Roads for Skyrim. These are probably the best road textures out right now. Each texture is at a 4k resolution and blends perfectly with the extra ground and dirt textures it provides to match with the roads. The snow roads are compatible with Quality Snow 4k, just remember to use the dark version.
High Definition Ivy
Makes the ivy growing on some trees and buildings look better with some new 2k resolution textures. It comes in two versions, one is more like the vanilla colors which is a bluegreen and the other is bright green.
Hectrol CAVES DELUXE
An amazing cave retexture overhaul! This mod will literally make every cave you walk into look like Luray Caverns!
HD Detailed Terrain
Tired of your game 2011 AAA title game looking like Banjo-Kazooie from a far distant? Get this mod, it shall fix your problem. This modification will replace the boring, low detail, blurry and mundane Vanilla distant landscape textures. They will be replaced by 924 brand new High resolution textures with new noise maps as well.
4K Parallax High Hrothgar
Adds new textures and meshes just for High Hrothgar, that place you rarely even go to.
Fences of Skyrim
Tired of those badly aliased fences that you find in farms and towns? Well this mod will fix that! Fences of Skyrim replaces those ugly vanilla fences with new ones that will not show jagged edges!
Detailing the Eldrich
New high-res textures for Riekling architecture. The huts look less like they were made out of plastic towels and more like fur this time!
SkyFalls and SkyMills
More distance problems? Well this mod will also help. Waterfalls and windmills will still move even from a far distance so they won't look like frozen icicles.
A collection of statue retextures and meshes created by AnTiWoMaAgNoT. After months have having them individually packed mods, they are now all in one!
Granite Markarth and Dwemer Ruins
Better looking stone and rock texture for the city of Markarth. Also supports Parllax maps
Adds new textures to Solitude which also supports Parallax maps.
New textures to Solitude that focus a lot on making the wood old.
MANHOLE OF SOLITUDE
HIGH QUALITY, HIGH RESOLUTION, MAN.....HOLE COVER.
New textures to Riften that focus a lot on making the wood old.
New textures to Whiterun that focus a lot on making the wood old.
Chris2012s Whiterun HQ Texture Pack
They're like the Skyrim HD - 2k Textures but are somehow twice as better
City textures made by the same guy that does armors. They're not quite as good, but there are some textures of note that are good such as the doors.
Gildergreen 4K Parallax
4K diffuse, 2K normal texture for the Gildergreen tree in Whiterun.
Adds new textures to Windhelm which also supports Parallax maps.
Windhelm Enhanced - 500 Companions Wall
Adds new high quality textures for the Windhelm 500 companions wall.
Windhelm Enhanced - HD 4k Metalwork
Adds new high quality textures of all of the metal fences in Windhelm.
Windhelm Enhanced - HD 4k Grey Quarter Flags
Adds new high quality textures of all of the Dunmer flags in the Gray Quarter.
Warbug's Paper World Map
Changes the map into a real paper map like in Oblivion. This also replaces the icons with paper themed ones.
A Quality World Map
The go to mod for a great looking map overhaul. This mod adds new high quality map textures that show the roads more clearly while still adding more detail around them. DO NOT use the classic map textures. If you want a paper texture map, use Warburgs.
World Map - Skyrim Hold Borders
This is a simple texture mod which adds visible borders to the various regions of Skyrim on the map. This also includes options for visible roads as well like A Quality World Map.