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35 Best Zoom Home Backgrounds For Virtual Makeovers

Your dream living space is a few clicks away.

by Cianna Garrison and Collette Reitz
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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.

Unsplash/Kam Idris

3. Greenery

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.

Pexels/Ksenia Chernaya

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.

Unsplash/Matt Jones

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.

Pexels/Rachel Claire

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.

Pexels/Dmitry Zvolskiy

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.

Pexels/Vincent Rivaud

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.

Pexels/Dmitry Zvolskiy

11. Sunroom

This sunroom backdrop from Behr features a chic blue wall, a retro rattan chair, and a bohemian hammock.

Courtesy of Behr

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.

The Bash

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.

Landon Vonderschmidt/West Elm

15. Standout Chandelier

This Williams-Sonoma living room is something out of a dream, with a statement piece chandelier and a relaxing palette.

Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

16. Modern Loft

This loft background from West Elm is a clean mix of industrial and modern

Landon Vonderschmidt/West Elm

17. Chic Dining Room

This chic dining room background for Zoom designed by Behr will have you feeling right at home.

Courtesy of Behr

18. Bright White With A Pop Of Color

This Williams-Sonoma virtual background is chic and eclectic.

Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

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.

The Bash

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.

Courtesy of Behr

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.

Serena & Lily

26. A-Frame House

This gorgeous vintage-inspired A-frame house in the woods from West Elm will capture everyone’s attention.

West Elm

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.

Container Store

28. Modern Bedroom

This bedroom Zoom background from Curbed will make you feel instantly zen.

Curbed/Rafael Soldi

29. Airy Loft

This Zoom background may technically be a restaurant, but the airy loft vibes are still very chill.

Pexels/Jonathan Borba

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.

The Bash

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.

The Home Depot

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.

The Home Depot

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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