Just finished setting up a new domain with your web hosting service? The next obvious step is to think about how to design your site. If you want to go seasonal, then you may want to go with Fall designs. There are elements of Fall you can use from the colors, textures, backgrounds, photos to vectors. Here are 10 sites that you can use to find inspiration for a seasonal Fall website design.
Spoonflower is a custom fabric and pattern marketplace where users can sell and buy prints. As a result, you’re going to get a wide variety of designs from many different users. Their current feature page for Fall fabrics have many different themes you can use from animals, leaves/trees, the Fall harvest, to festive patterns. They also feature prints and fabrics from previous years, so you’ll have a lot of material to work with.
2. The Knot
The Knot has a beautiful section for Fall weddings. Because the site comes up with many creative ideas spanning all different aspects of wedding planning, you’ll be able to get many great ideas for your website. You’ll find floral arrangements, Fall themed wedding cakes, Fall wedding favors and place settings. The color schemes alone should help you get an idea of how you should present your site.
Pinterest is one of the best ways to get ideas for Fall design trends. You’ll find a large number of user submitted photos, vectors, paintings, card designs and clip arts. Many of these design elements are submitted by artists and creative marketplaces, so if you find one that you like, you can easily track down the creator and purchase the rights to use them for your site.
4. Deviant Art
Deviant Art is a popular site for digital artists used to showcase their work. It’s one of the better sources for finding one-of-a-kind designs from real artists. You can search for all different types of art from digital art, photography, crafts, traditional art, animated designs, and more. It isn’t hard to look for Fall design elements on this site and contact the artist to see if you can pay for the rights.
Sitepoint has compiled great resources for web designers and site owners that are looking to create a seasonal look. They have a list of great backgrounds, textures, brushes and color palettes you can use. You’ll especially find the color palettes they provide useful. The palette collection has everything from color schemes for lighter sites, festive sites, darker sites and pastel colored sites.
If you’re looking for high quality Fall themed photos, you can’t go wrong with Shutterstock. They have a great collection of real life photos, Fall themed accents, Fall themed promotional templates, and so much more. The only downside is that Shutterstock can be quite expensive unless you subscribe to their service. Make sure that you find multiple photos that you want to use and go with their subscription model because it’s far more affordable.
Free Vector is known for having a great collection of high quality vectors across many different categories. They have quite a collection of Fall themed design elements you can use for your site. Use them to decorate your borders, create special sign up pages, add Fall themed icons and spruce up your content. Most of the vectors are free with a small selection being premium themes.
8. Design Bundles
If you want everything you need to create a Fall theme design, why not just get an entire website bundle? Design Bundles is offering exactly this. You’ll find everything from Fall themed typefaces, light room photo presets, vector graphics, to high quality photos. This can be your one stop shop to creating a Fall themed masterpiece.
9. Southern Living
Southern Living is a popular lifestyle magazine based around food, home decor, gardening and travel. Because the writers and editors have a specific eye for design, you’ll really appreciate the way they present their ideas. They’ve created a great web article on Fall home decorating ideas that can serve as a brilliant source of inspiration for your Fall themed design. The article can serve as ideas for website elements, photos, borders, color schemes, visual cues, and more.
10. Etsy Studio
Etsy is another great resource for finding unique art from independent artists. Etsy Studio is a spin-off from their main site and focuses on homemade artwork. While most of the Fall themed material on Esty Studio is composed of stickers, paintings and crafts, you’ll still find a great selection of clip art that you can use for your website design. And even if you don’t come across a clip art you like, you’re bound to get a ton of ideas from browsing all the original artwork.
So before you set up your web hosting and head to a creative marketplace to find a theme or template, make sure you check out these sites first. You’ll be able to find everything you need to create an original, unique and beautiful Fall themed website design.