You can download backgrounds from svgbackgrounds.com.
To download one, just select the background you want, click “Export” and then click “SVG” as your download type.
How to Import SVGs into GIMP
With your SVG file downloaded, you can “open” it directly in GIMP and start a new project.
If you want to add it to an existing design, use “open as layer” and select your svg file.
That will add your background to the layers of your project. Drag it to the bottom to be in the background.
Why Use SVGs?
Once added to your design, an svg can be resized and manipulated without losing quality or pixelating.
For brands and creators, SVGs can create seamless branding across platforms. Your posts’ backgrounds can look the same — regardless of the platform’s requirements.
For web designers, SVGs are exceptionally helpful for web page backgrounds. Since they are capable of scaling without damaging quality, the web page will look good across any device that opens it — regardless of screen size.
SVG file sizes are also considerably smaller than PNGs and JPGs, making them useful for web designers, bloggers, brand designers and media kits.