So, we all know that beautiful images make your blog eye-catching don’t we?

Luxurious lifestyle pictures, mouthwatering plates of food, gorgeous photos of families enjoying the sunshine together, even beautiful flat lay photos of a macbook and a coffee, can be enough to get you hooked on a blog post.

Some people spend hours composing the perfect picture for their blog; getting the lighting right, blurring out the backgrounds, making sure its edited to perfection.

But sometimes, we just don’t have the time to do all of that.

So, how do you get incredible photos for your blog without taking them yourself, without getting them illegally and without paying a fortune?

Free Beautiful Images For Your Blog

Did you know that there are so many amazing websites where you can get free stock photos. Yes FREE! No catches, no sign ups, no hidden fees.

They’re in the public domain and as long as they’re used following the requirements of the particular website, then you can use them to your hearts desire.

The majority of images I use, I do take myself. Especially of family days out and of products we get sent.

But, occasionally if I’m doing a tutorial post, a post full of tips and tricks or any sponsored posts, I often use free stock images as they save me time and still add perfectly to the message reflected in my writing.

So do you desperately need a food shot for your post?

Free beautiful images for your blog

Or maybe you need a shot of a city…

Free beautiful images for your blog

Or maybe quite simply you just need an image to insert into a post, telling others about how to get free beautiful images for your blog…

Free beautiful images for your blog

Do you want to know where you can get free beautiful images for your blog?

Here are the sites I love to use. When you visit each site, simply type in the search bar some keywords of photos that you’re after, press download and they’re all yours to use.

My ultimate favourites are:

But these websites are pretty incredible too:

A great website for patterns:


License terms do still apply with free stock photos as they do with regular stock photos.

The images that are available, are usually licensed under creative commons. This means that you can copy, modify, and distribute the image, even if it’s for commercial purposes, without having to ask for permission.

However, you cannot sell the images! There are also some sites or images that might require you to add an attribution of some description, so always check the permissions of the images you need to use first.

If you found this post useful, check out my post on How To Make The Best Blog Graphics. You can even use the photos you find on these websites to get even more creative!

What do you think of these websites? Do you know any other great places to get free beautiful images for your blog? Let us know in the comments below.



  1. June 10, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    I use all your favourite sites too, i LOVE canva it makes it so easy to create individual images. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. June 12, 2016 / 7:29 am

    Thank you for sharing I need to use stock images mors often but wasn’t too sure where to find them.

  3. June 12, 2016 / 11:51 am

    great post, I had not heard of some of these. Need to check them out. I always used my own pictures until I discovered a few of these sites a few months ago. I love how you can use these free, so many amazing pictures to choose from 🙂

  4. June 12, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    This is fantastic, thank you for putting it all together. I’m always scared in case I use an image from somewhere I shouldn’t so I always stick to one site and they don’t always have exactly what I want. I have saved this post to my favourites so I can come back next time I’m stuck for an image 🙂

  5. June 12, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    Thank you for this. My favourite is using Google Images, filtered by “suitable for reuse”.

  6. June 12, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    A very useful blog post thanks. My hubby got a whole load of free pics when i first started and im still using them but need some more soon!

  7. Fi Ni Neachtain
    June 13, 2016 / 6:30 am

    Thanks for compiling a list of free stock image sites. I use some of these myself and they’re fab.

  8. June 13, 2016 / 8:55 am

    Great informative post. A few sites I have not heard of before so I will bookmark this post.

  9. June 13, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    I have to admit I use my own images but will keep these in mind if I need any

  10. June 14, 2016 / 9:09 am

    There are a good few sites mentioned within this post I have never come across, so it is always handy to know about them x

  11. June 14, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    I didn’t realise there were so many. Thanks so much for this post, really helpful

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