I’m so excited about this. Smashing Magazine recently put together a gigantic, reader-created gallery of background textures. Photos include wood, bark, fabric, sand and tons more. Best of all, they’re completely free to use for personal AND commercial use. Definitely could come in handy. Download some for yourself here, and make sure to check out the rest of the Smashing Magazines content while you’re there.
Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now splits her time between developing brand identities for small businesses and soaking up (and passing along) as much inspiration as she possibly can.