While there are many different design styles and approaches when it comes to website, one option is to go with a nature-inspired theme. Viewers are drawn and attracted to nature, so it can be an excellent choice for the right website.
There are several different ways that a web design can incorporate or be inspired by nature. Of course, large photos or videos showcasing nature would be one obvious. Another possibility to use illustrations or other design elements that showcase nature in some way.
In this article, we’ll showcase 20 beautiful websites that have a heavy influence from nature. It could be a mountain scene, a starry night sky, the forest, or even wildlife. Hopefully, these outstanding websites will provide some ideas or inspiration you could use in your own work.
Travel websites often showcase nature in some way or another, and this site is no exception. A large background photo immediately greets you as soon as you arrive on the site.
Here’s an example of a beautiful nature-inspired illustration being used as a website background. The night sky is the perfect setting for the design of the sleeping app website.
This design uses a very similar concept and color scheme. Again, this one is related to sleep and features the night sky.
The Yukon 1000 survival race shows some awesome photos set in nature, taken during this popular endurance race.
Big Sky Health uses a mountain scene on its homepage.
A beautiful sunset or sunrise photo is used as a background for this non-profit website.
The Arctic Wild website is filled with beautiful photos. The homepage features a full-screen background image that links to an introductory video.
This colorful website uses an illustrated scene with some light texture.
This agency website is much different than the typical agency website, but it looks great. The homepage features an illustrated background with mountains, trees, and clouds.
The website for Visit Humboldt includes a beautiful photo that shows the natural beauty of this area of California. The magnificent trees are the center of focus here.
Here is another agency website that uses a nature-inspired design that visitors are sure to remember.
A full-screen background photo is perfect for this adventure website.
The purpose for this site is to save and protect nature, so of course, it makes sense that nature is a prominent part of the design.
New Zealand on Foot uses large background photos to showcase the amazing scenery that can be experienced in New Zealand.
This is another design agency that uses a nature-inspired design, but this time its a photo instead of an illustration.
This full-screen background photo is perfect for making you want to travel.
This site uses a mountain scene as a background on the homepage.
The website of Save the Seasons has a full-screen video playing in the background on the homepage. It fades from one scene to the next, showcasing the different seasons and plenty of beautiful nature scenes.
Hanwag uses a monochromatic mountain photo as a background on the homepage.
This is an unusual website that was made of a game. I’m not sure exactly what the purpose or reasoning for the website is, but it’s a creative design that may provide some ideas for your own work.
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