25 Nature-Inspired Website Designs

Inspiration or web design can come from anywhere. An increasing number of websites are including elements from nature in the design. Background images, photos, illustrations… nature can be used a number of different ways in web design. In this post we’ll look at 25 excellent examples.

For more nature-inspired web design, see 25+ Inspiring Designs by Land, Sea and Air.


Nature-Inspired Websites

Go Glamping

Nature-Inspired Websites

RedBrick Health

Nature-Inspired Websites

Ek & Gren

Nature-Inspired Websites

Absolute Bica

Nature-Inspired Websites


Nature-Inspired Websites

Andres Gallego

Nature-Inspired Websites

One Share Investments

Nature-Inspired Websites

Big Break ’09

Nature-Inspired Websites

Green Globe

Nature-Inspired Websites

Falk Custom Adventures

Nature-Inspired Websites

Tyrrell’s Potato Chips

Nature-Inspired Websites

Talkeetna Viaggi

Nature-Inspired Websites

Root Creative

Nature-Inspired Websites


Nature-Inspired Websites

Indiqo Media

Nature-Inspired Websites

Homewood Mountain Resort

Nature-Inspired Websites


Nature-Inspired Websites

WWF Brasil

Nature-Inspired Websites

The Circumference

Nature-Inspired Websites

Lanbruk’s Gunyah

Nature-Inspired Websites


Nature-Inspired Websites

Samui Mountain Village

Nature-Inspired Websites

New Gen Coal

Nature-Inspired Websites

A Better Play

Nature-Inspired Websites

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  • Feedweaver Your RSS reader, March 12, 2009

    Very cool, thanks!

  • joyoge designers' bookmark, March 12, 2009

    nice examples of nature web designs,thanks..

  • Japh, March 12, 2009

    Great collection! I really love web designs inspired by nature. Probably my favourite themes.

  • Matt, March 12, 2009

    I think the top five are very cool, really fresh designs. The shooting star design is just very striking.

  • alex, March 12, 2009

    Nice gallery of Nature-Inspired Websites!

  • Bogdan Pop, March 12, 2009

    Falk Custom Adventures has visual artifacts. Not such a great design afterall.

  • FreelancerCrowd, March 12, 2009

    Cool. I have doubts oabout the efficiency of the design of most of them, but at least they look beautiful.

  • Matt, March 12, 2009

    Really beautiful designs. I like the first and second one best. Thanks for posting.

  • Mark, March 12, 2009

    Thanks for featuring our Tyrrells site, helps when the nature is actually that that surrounds them in a gorgeous part of UK.

  • Danh ba web 2.0, March 12, 2009

    Great collection. Thanks you very much !

  • Craig, March 12, 2009

    There are some great looking websites in this list. Obviously the nature theme lends to outdoors and there is some great photography and illustrations in the background.

  • Terri Karp, March 12, 2009

    Thanks for getting me out of the office for a few minutes!

  • Timothy, March 12, 2009

    Nice list. Good looking sites

  • Kevin, March 12, 2009

    The one from ‘Big Break’ looks really nice

  • Predator7, March 12, 2009

    Great collection. Ek & Gren is very nice.

  • Daus, March 12, 2009

    Nice idea of you, collecting these kind of websites. :)

  • Navdeep, March 12, 2009

    Thx for featuring Green Globe Ideas. This is a great list…

  • Very nice work! Thank you for the inspiration!

  • izzatazizdotcom, March 12, 2009

    love – wwf brazil (brasil)and shn.me look more like twitter.. love it so much.

    thank for the list.

  • Chad Engle, March 13, 2009

    Nice list! I have always thought that Revvyer’s site was pretty awesome.

  • Gallego, March 13, 2009

    Thank you for include me in your list!

  • Trisha, March 13, 2009

    Awesome to see such creativity. The beauty of nature moves the soul!

  • Joe, March 14, 2009

    Excellent selection! Some of them will be in our inspiration page.
    Take care!

  • martin lucas, March 15, 2009

    really nice selection, a fairly niche design theme but lots of good examples.

  • Power tools store, March 16, 2009

    I like Revyver top image, it very beautiful and inspire my heart. thank for an example all look very nice !

  • Greeting Cards, March 16, 2009

    Some of them will be in our inspiration page.
    Take care!

  • Danh ba web 2.0, March 16, 2009

    Thanks for great list. Nice post !

  • DTs Flash Drive Blog, March 16, 2009

    Very nice. My favorites are Revyver, Falk Custom and Talkeetna. I like the fact that they feature photos instead of being solely graphical.

  • Web Development, March 17, 2009

    What and amazing collections!Nature-Inspired Website Designs.Excellent selection!Thank you for the inspiration…..

  • Web Templates, March 17, 2009

    Being green is in, I’m seeing more and more “nature” related logos, blogs and web templates show up.

  • Eric Shafer, March 17, 2009

    These are really beautiful!

    Featured here: http://www.presidiacreative.com/web-picks-16/

  • Web Design, March 18, 2009

    I like these designs. But Ek & Gren is awsome.

  • Tessea, March 18, 2009

    beautiful green inspirations: we love earth friendly designs & eco conscious websites

  • website design, March 20, 2009

    Really great website designs cool. Really like these beautiful designs.

  • Bryan Kohlmeier, March 27, 2009

    Thank you very much for the inclusion. Lots of great sites in the list and I appreciate being considered among them. My night theme is still my favorite out of my color choices.

  • Adrian, March 30, 2009

    Thanks for adding blogfullbliss to your list!

  • Creamy CSS, March 31, 2009

    Thanks a lot for really great nature inspiration list! ;)

  • web design studio, April 19, 2009

    looks great love all of them.

  • Kenny, July 8, 2009

    I expected only “real” nature themes but these are great! Great collection.

  • Andrew, September 7, 2009

    Some of those look like they’re from template monster

  • Gopal Raju, October 2, 2009

    Thanks for including GreenGlobeIdeas :)

  • jae yeon kwak, October 12, 2009


    My name is Jae-Yeon I am a student of Design studying in Kingston University, I am currently writing my Dissertation (cringe) and have chosen for my subject – why are people drawn to design inspired by nature -.

    I was reading you article 25 Nature-Inspired Website Designs and I found your comments really interesting and informative, you seem to have a great deal of knowledge and understanding on this subject.

    I was wondering if you would mind taking the time to answer a couple of questions, I’m sure that your input would be of great assistance, as I have already been inspired by reading your blog.

    1. why in your opinion are people so drawn to design inspired by nature?

    2. Do you think there are psychological benefits to design inspired by nature, and what do you think they are?

    Thank-you in advance for taking the time to read my email, I do hope that you might be able to find a little spare time to answer my questions, I realise of course the responses may be quite leghtly, bu thanks again anyway.

    Kindest regards

    Jae-Yeon Kwak

    • Vandelay Website Design, October 13, 2009

      Jae Yeon Kwak,
      I’m not sure how much help I can be on those questions, I certainly don’t know much about psychology and why things impact people. From a design perspective, I’d say that people are drawn to nature-inspired design because it stands out as being different, and because it is often colorful and image-based, making it very pleasant to the eye. For your second question, I would say that the benefits depend on the type of website. If it is some type of “green” or environmental company the benefits would include branding and helping the visitor to visualize the “greenness” of the company.

  • Berita Harian, October 16, 2009

    Thanks for this list pal. I like PADI a lot! :)

  • Alex F, November 10, 2009

    I am inspired by nature in my life because I live on a farm with cows and horses. So naturally nature is a large influence on my life and art. But for some reason I cannot make website designs with a natural look like the ones in this list. And the fact that wordpress templates are so plentiful it is hard to get the motivation to design your own web deisgn from the ground up. For example, my cards website ( http://make-your-own-card.com ) uses a wordpress template and I have only changed the colour of the title headings some icons. It is so easy to do minimal work on website design when there are templates ou can use so easily.

  • Frisco divorce attorney/lawyer, November 12, 2009

    Great collection! Nature is so inspiring to me. It is nice to see that so many others are inspired by it as well.

  • Elena, December 16, 2009

    Very beautiful, thank you!

  • wholesale usb, January 16, 2010

    yeah,those themes are very cool.

  • Church Website Design, February 25, 2010

    I always want to create more creativenesses in my all designs. I really appreciate your design indeed. Very inspirational. People have to be more creative and innovative to explain their particular designs. Keep it up

  • Website Design, April 30, 2010

    Thanks for this list pal.

  • The Nature Guy, May 21, 2010

    All very nice… one not on your list is http://www.wyland.com . I very well layed out ‘nature-ish’ site. Keep ‘em coming!

  • successful entrepreneur, July 31, 2010

    Go Glamping has a really nice feel to it.

  • Ibiza, November 1, 2010

    Nobody thinks about seo? These designs should be very difficult high rank

    • Vandelay Website Design, November 1, 2010

      Most of these sites us nature in background images or some other graphics throughout the site. There’s no reason why that would negatively impact SEO.

  • Groupon clone, November 23, 2010

    Wonderful designs blue color designs are really good :)

  • M.A, December 16, 2010

    Awesome designs, specially those that have beautiful landscapes.

  • Megha, December 21, 2010

    All the designs are just awesome.

  • Bobby, August 18, 2011

    Nice designs.. I’m looking to design and develop my 1st wordpress template and I want it to be oriented around nature or sci-fi but be also minimalistic. Anyhow thanks for the post.

  • Mukta, September 18, 2013

    These all designs are really good :)