30 Web Designs that Use Full Size Background Photos

Using a large background image is a great option for making a strong an immediate impression on website visitors. Full-size photos transform the look of a page, and a quality photo can give a web design an amazing background.

Of course, large background photos aren’t the right fit for every project and they do have some drawbacks (load times for example), but in the right situation the use of a large background photo can be a great design decision.

In this post we’ll showcase 30 examples of websites that make excellent use of big background images/photos. Hopefully these designs can provide some inspiration if you are working on a project and considering taking this approach.

Heather Conlan

Heather Conlan

Pure Pleasure Design

Pure Pleasure Design

Valention

Valention

Jason Miller Studio

Jason Miller Studio

Hufton + Crow Photography

Hufton + Crow Photography

Onside Sports Agency

Onside Sports Agency

3mm Design

3mm Design

Bicikli Fumic

Bicikli Fumic

Squarespace

Squarespace

Healing Histories

Healing Histories

Kirschner Brasil

Kirschner Brasil

Sandlewood Homes

Sandlewood Homes

Daniel Filler

Daniel Filler

Ditto Residential

Ditto Residential

LiveAreaLabs

LiveAreaLabs

Manual

Manual

Cast83

Cast83

Tribal

Tribal

Colonia Verde

Colonia Verde

La Parqueterie Nouvelle

La Parqueterie Nouvelle

vireChic

vireChic

Convert My Currency

Convert My Currency

Genau

Genau

Soyuz Coffee Roasting

Soyuz Coffee Roasting

Blackhouse

Blackhouse

World in My Lens

World in My Lens

This Place

This Place

CRD Select

CRD Select

Creative Ad Awards

Creative Ad Awards

The First Time

The First Time

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