They are all around us a lot of the time – clocks, tables, chairs, kitchen cupboards, beds, carpets – and the list goes on and on. Household items are very often seen in interior design website design, and some sites use time of day (ie – bright, sunny morning), or unusual angles to showcase their work to the very best effect.
Here we have collected a selection of sites that use stunning images of household items in their website design. Most of these are interior design agencies or furniture manufacturers and/or vendors, but there are a few that are not.
Household Items in Web Design
Zara’s home furnishings department has chosen to showcase a stunningly beautiful bedroom on a bright sunny morning.
This site sells very modern furniture, but to navigate to the item of your choice, everything is in a somewhat retro monochromatic color scheme.
This Chinese site also showcases very modern furniture. They use a slideshow and some transparency on their home page.
This Italian furniture design company uses a slideshow of their designs with photographs that are taken close-up at some unusual angles. The whole site is beautifully designed.
As you can see, the pinboard-style layout trend has not passed the interior design industry by!
RGR Design Associates
This site design is beautifully simple, minimal and stylish.
Berlin Rodeo Interior Concepts
Another example of a full screen slideshow on the landing page. This company designs interiors for both domestic and commercial clients, so there is a very nice mix of images.
A very minimal, clean landing page with a large image slide show, a navigation menu, logo… and that’s it!
This interior design company uses a halftone screen on the images included in the full screen slide show. They use huge title text that is slightly transparent.
This French design company uses a pinboard-style layout on the home page. The interesting thing about the transitions on this page are that the direction of the transition is dictated by the direction you move the mouse.
This interior designer uses a transparent block over a full screen background slide show that features just three images of some very close-up shots of furniture items.
Another interior designer using a full screen slide show. This site incorporates hollow buttons and some white transparency. Notice the absolutely huge wallclock in the screenshot below!
This site uses a full screen slide show with some beautiful images that have a black transparent layer to help the large white title text stand out on every image.
This company produces a range of cookware. The full screen background image has some animation on the flames of the grill.
This Australian manufacturer of wood furniture has a very minimal website, which reflects the minimal/retro style of their products.
This is the site of a head-hunting agency. They use a full screen image of just about every hunting tool you can imaging – including a dog!
The Uplay Lounge
This site is brought to you by Ubisoft, the console games company. The full width image has an armchair with a couple of console controllers on it.
This British antiques dealer has pushed the boundaries of his well-established business, and his minimal website design no doubt helps him in his ventures.
This is Paper
This ecommerce site sells products that are made from sustainable materials. The use a full width slide show on an otherwise minimal home page.
This website uses large blocks of bright but retro colors, as well as a very retro typewriter and sewing machine.
Considering household items are all around us and we have easy access to them, they are not very frequently used in imagery in website design unless they are items being designed or sold by the company.
Have you come across any sites that use household items in their design, or have you designed such a site? Please share your opinions and links with us in the comments section below.