Zoom meetings are here to stay, and as you sign on for your fifth call of the day, you might want to switch up your surroundings with a sleek digital background that transports you to a totally different space. Whether you're on a call in a messy bedroom or chilling on the couch, you can virtually change up where you are in a couple of clicks by swapping out your physical backdrop for a digital one. That's where the best Zoom backgrounds come in handy to give your home a virtual makeover in an instant.
You’ve probably been using Zoom’s virtual background feature for a while, but if you’re new to it, it’s easy to start. First, make sure you have Zoom version 4.6.0 or higher on your Mac or PC computer, or if you're using the app version for iOS with an iPhone, you need to have an iPhone 8 or later and be updated to Zoom app 5.3.0 or later. For Android, you also need Zoom app 5.3.0 or later and be running Android 8.0 or later. After you have everything set up, sign into your Zoom account.
You can change your virtual background in a meeting or from the homepage. Go to Settings and click on the Virtual Background tab. Then, click the plus (+) sign and upload your high resolution image. Zoom suggests using images or videos from royalty-free image services, such as Pixabay, Unsplash, and Pexels.
While a lot of people upload whatever they want into this background generator, one of the best ways to have the most fun with the feature is to find photos of your dream home. There are a lot of home interior companies that shared gorgeous virtual room backgrounds including some from Williams-Sonoma, West Elm, and Behr paint. You can download many of these directly from company blog posts, or you can download the images right from this post.
From zen and cozy to bright and colorful, there are so many different vibes you can channel with these Zoom home backgrounds. It may not be an HGTV marathon, but you can still get a little home makeover rush with any of these backdrops.
1. Cozy Brick
Bring all the blanketed cozy vibes with this brick Zoom background that features so many different textures and colors.
2. Pop of Color
Add a burst of yellow from the chair and a more subtle purple color from the flowers when you pop in this minimalist home background.
Who can turn down some calming vibes? Zen out in your next meeting when you show up with this background that includes so many different plants — and you don’t have to remember to water any of them.
4. Mid-Century Modern
Transport yourself to Palm Springs with the ‘60s vibes of this home background.
5. U.K. Cottage
Channel a more outdoorsy vibe with this cottage background nestled amongst plenty of shrubbery.
6. Brooding Dining Room
This Zoom background almost gives a modern-day Beauty and the Beast vibe with the fallen rose petals in the center.
7. Vacay Life
Feel like you’re out in the great outdoors when you swap your IRL background for this tent that will make you feel adventurous AF.
8. White Brick Kitchen
Don’t be surprised if you’re inspired to whip up a feast later in the day after you call in to your Zoom meeting with this super cute kitchen background.
9. Art-Filled Living Room
Forget the mundane and go for a more eclectic look with this home Zoom background that features so much artwork, pineapple statues, and interesting design elements everywhere you look.
10. Chill Bedroom
This spacious and minimalist bedroom Zoom background is likely less cluttered than your to-do list, so channel these zen vibes on your next video call.
This sunroom backdrop from Behr features a chic blue wall, a retro rattan chair, and a bohemian hammock.
12. Outdoor Living
Some of us may not even have an outdoor patio, let alone a gorgeous ocean view — but this background for Zoom can help you imagine that lifestyle.
13. Jewel-Toned Living Room
This chic apartment background features deep jewel tones with its hunter green couch, navy blue walls, and fuchsia accent chair.
14. Bright Apartment
Is your living room a bit too messy to serve as an ideal backdrop for your next Zoom call? Don't worry — West Elm has you covered with the sunniest living room setup.
15. Standout Chandelier
This Williams-Sonoma living room is something out of a dream, with a statement piece chandelier and a relaxing palette.
16. Modern Loft
This loft background from West Elm is a clean mix of industrial and modern
17. Chic Dining Room
This chic dining room background for Zoom designed by Behr will have you feeling right at home.
18. Bright White With A Pop Of Color
This Williams-Sonoma virtual background is chic and eclectic.
19. Boho Chic Dining Room
This light and airy space from The Bash looks like the perfect spot to hangout or enjoy a convo over some sips with rattan chairs and tropical touches throughout.
20. Moana-Inspired Living Room
This Moana-inspired living room designed by Modsy has a fresh, tropical feel.
21. Moody Study
Behr's virtual study background will upgrade your chats with a pleasant alcove space and a calming dark green color scheme.
22. Plant-Filled Living Room
You can get this plant-filled living room background via Bloomscape's Twitter.
23. Belle-Inspired Bedroom
Who wouldn't want a living room inspired by a Disney princess? This Beauty and the Beast-themed virtual background is a blend of modern and traditional.
24. Copper Accent Living Room
This modern living space background from Williams-Sonoma brings together white, blue, natural wood, and copper, but the best part is the view of all the outdoor greenery.
25. Beachside Living Room
This calming outdoor living room space from Serena & Lily captures beach vibes with wicker furnishings, plenty of palms, and, of course, the beach.
26. A-Frame House
This gorgeous vintage-inspired A-frame house in the woods from West Elm will capture everyone’s attention.
27. Organized Closet Space
This pretty closet space from The Container Store’s virtual backgrounds looks like a dream come true. With an acrylic desk in the center of well-organized cabinets and shelves, you’ll want to take all your meetings from the closet.
28. Modern Bedroom
This bedroom Zoom background from Curbed will make you feel instantly zen.
29. Airy Loft
This Zoom background may technically be a restaurant, but the airy loft vibes are still very chill.
30. Bold Patterns & Pastels
The Bash called this look “granny-chic,” and TBH, that’s pretty spot-on. With modern hues and old-fashioned design mixed together, this Zoom background will keep the attention on you.
31. Carrie Bradshaw-Inspired Space
And Just Like That... you can channel the famous fictional columnist with a modern (virtual) take on her NYC pad.
32. Modern Gilmore Girls Living Room
This updated take on Lorelai and Rory Gilmore’s Stars Hollow house is perfect if you’re the fastest talker on every Zoom call.
33. Oversized Living Room
This cozy living room Zoom background from The Home Depot boasts a large leather couch, oversized stuffed poufs, and a chandelier that demands your attention. Pops of green from the plants make it a serene virtual spot for your next meeting.
34. Cute Office Space
Also from The Home Depot, this office background features a pretty design with a white, natural wood, and gold color palette. The pops of blue and green make it stand out and might even inspire a makeover in your actual space.
35. Unique Fireplace
With a green, textured fireplace in this background, you’ll have something to talk about when you’re one of the first two people waiting in the awkward silence at the beginning of the Zoom call.
No matter what the meeting or where you are, you can always check in “from home” when you have the best virtual Zoom backgrounds at your fingertips.
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