Websites with Large Background Images: 25 Inspiring Examples

A beautiful photographic background image can add an intriguing visual element to a web design. Additionally, the image will help establish the overall theme of the site.

For inspiration and ideas, check out this showcase of outstanding websites with large background images.

Leve Hytter

Example of a website with a large background image: Leve Hytter

Failsworth

Example of a website with a large background image: Failsworth

The Brand Bat

Example of a website with a large background image: The Brand Bat

Grovemade

Example of a website with a large background image: Grovemade

Wedge & Lever

Example of a website with a large background image: Wedge & Lever

Monte Ré

Example of a website with a large background image: Monte Ré

P&Co

Example of a website with a large background image: P&Co

Soyuz Coffee Roasting

Example of a website with a large background image: Soyuz Coffee Roasting

Makeshift

Example of a website with a large background image: Makeshift

Frances

Example of a website with a large background image: Frances

bravepeople.co

Example of a website with a large background image: bravepeople.co

Playground Inc.

Example of a website with a large background image: Playground Inc.

Welikesmall

Example of a website with a large background image: Welikesmall

The Gilder

Example of a website with a large background image: The Gilder

FLIPP

Example of a website with a large background image: FLIPP

V3RS

Example of a website with a large background image: V3RS

wrightfeldhusen

Example of a website with a large background image: wrightfeldhusen

LiveAreaLabs

Example of a website with a large background image: LiveAreaLabs

Street Art Project

Example of a website with a large background image: Street Art Project

Tribal

Example of a website with a large background image: Tribal

Marianne Restaurant

Example of a website with a large background image: Marianne Restaurant

Aquar’aile

Example of a website with a large background image: Aquar'aile

Gareth Emery

Example of a website with a large background image: Gareth Emery

Ditto Residential

Example of a website with a large background image: Ditto Residential

Adventure.com

Example of a website with a large background image: Adventure.com

Creating a Web Design with a Large Background Image

If you were inspired by this showcase and you’re now left wondering how to actually create a website with a large background image, check out my tutorial on how to implement a responsive full background image on a web page. If you want to jump right in without reading the tutorial, you can grab the source code on GitHub.

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About the Author

Example of a website with a large background image: Jacob Gube is the founder of Six Revisions. He’s a front-end web developer by profession. If you’d like to connect with him, head on over to the contact page or follow him on Twitter: @sixrevisions.