The Best Office Background for Zoom (18 Realistic HD Pictures)

Stuck on Zoom all day? Switch it up with the best office background for Zoom. We created 18 realistic HD photos and pictures you will only find here.
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Daan van Rossum
Daan van Rossum
Founder & CEO, FlexOS
I founded FlexOS because I believe in a happier future of work. I write and host "Future Work," I'm a 2024 LinkedIn Top Voice, and was featured in the NYT, HBR, Economist, CNBC, Insider, and FastCo.
January 20, 2024
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Stuck in virtual meetings like Zoom all day?

Then it's time to spice up your Zoom background – and we have just what it takes.

Below, find over 18 realistic HD pictures you can use as your office background for Zoom.

A. Office Background for Zoom that's Just For You

These spaces are just for you – you won't find anyone else around (even though there's plenty of space!)

1. Spacious, modern, contemporary office background for Zoom

Do you want to show off a modern, spacious, and well-lit office with a professional and sleek aesthetic? This background is ideal for Zoom calls if you aim to project a polished and contemporary business environment. So chic!

Spacious, modern, contemporary office background for Zoom
Download the high-resolution background at the top of this page.

2. Light-Filled Skyline Office background

Is this the pinnacle of corporate sophistication? A skyline office, bathed in natural light, offering a harmonious blend of style and productivity, set against the inspiring backdrop of a city's heartbeat, may just be the right fit for you.

Light-Filled Skyline Office
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3. Working from a Virtual Work Lounge Background

Isn't this simply the dream? A beautiful and light-filled work lounge without anyone in it. Take this chair. Or that chair. In fact, try them all (just don't sit on the virtual coffee counter, something may spill.) This work lounge gives a sense of space to your next Zoom or Teams call.

Work lounge Zoom or Teams background
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4. Illustrated Work Lounge

Well, we promised realistic, but this one may have a tad more of an illustrated look. But hey, work lounges this beautiful probably don't exist in the real world? 

Illustrated Work Lounge
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5. Design Studio Zoom Background

This virtual meeting background gives "I came back to the studio on a sunny Sunday afternoon and worked in peace." Sign me up! (Too bad I don't have any architectural or design skills.)

Design Studio Zoom Background
Design Studio Zoom Background

6. Book-Filled Sunny Office

This office is filled with equal parts light and books. Devoid of other people, enjoy your creative, writing, or thinking time surrounded by books, magazines, photos, and other artifacts in this virtual office.

Book-Filled Sunny Office
Design Studio Zoom Background

B. Home Office Background for Zoom

If you find it a tad unrealistic that any of the above spaces would be your office, then try an aspirational home office! From minimal to messy, we've got you covered with solo workspaces.

7. Light, Professional Home Office Background for Zoom

This chic home office offers a seamless blend of comfort and professionalism. The thoughtfully designed space pairs soft, residential comforts with the clean, functional aspects of an efficient workspace. Perfect if you want to convey a softer, cozier side, but show you still mean business!

Home office background for Zoom or Teams
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8. Busy Bookshelves Background

Look. Some call it messy. I call it collecting. A busy bookshelf behind you on your next Zoom or Teams call shows people you love reading – or at the very least collecting – books.

Busy Bookshelves Background
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9. Colorful home office Zoom background

Need something a bit funkier? How about this colorful home office. It's a bit more sparse, there's a bit less designer furniture, but a lot more color. We even put a crazy alarm clock on the wall!

Colorful home office Zoom background
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10. Bookworm home office background

If you like books, then this Zoom background will be like a best-seller. Just look at all those books you've read (or, at least, purchased and put on your virtual bookshelves!)

Bookworm home office background
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11. Creative Workspace Zoom Background

Need to show off a bit more creativity – and want to emphasize that you often burn the midnight oil for your customers or company? This creative workspace background will look amazing on your next Zoom or Teams call!

Creative Workspace Zoom Background
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12. White Wall (or Minimalist Home Office) Zoom Background

Well, whether people consider this boring or a beautiful minimalist home office, the truth is: sometimes we just need to channel our internal Zen. And nothing conveys this better than a plain white wall. So, here it is.

White Wall (or Minimalist Home Office) Zoom Background
Download the high-resolution background at the top of this page.

C. Office Background for Zoom with Others

If you want to add a human touch to your Zoom background, these pictures may be perfect for you. Just don't forget that people MAY just notice that no one is moving but you...

13. Professional Office with Colleagues Zoom Background

The virtual office is brimming with good energy as our virtual coworkers are writing, designing, and whatever else they do on those fancy iMacs. For a super productive virtual meeting, you'll want to be surrounded by productive virtual coworkers, so that's what we created here. Plus, lot of nice natural sunlight and plants, lots of plants.

Professional Office Background for Zoom
Download the high-resolution background at the top of this page.

14. Creative Agency Office Background for Zoom (with pencils!)

Do people still use pencils? Well, in this virtual office that looks like a modern creative agency or design studio, they certainly do! There's also plenty of light, art, and plants. Cozy.

Creative Agency Office Background for Zoom
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15. Light-Filled Office with Colleagues

In this Zoom background, you'll find light, plants, and people. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking a city in development, this will be an intruiging backdrop for your next Zoom call. See if your coworkers or customers spot some of the odd AI artifacts...

Light-Filled Office with Colleagues
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D. Unique Spaces

Not everyone want to sit in a (home) office. Let's go out and explore!

16. Resort Beach Zoom Background

Living the digital nomad dream? Working remotely or remotely working beside the beach as a lifelong dream? Well, at least virtually, your dream has come true. Check out your resort office below:

Resort Beach Zoom Background
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17. Library Zoom Background

Are the books in our home offices above not enough? Then step into this library! With books from wall to wall and a beautiful window ... can you almost smell it?

Library Zoom Background
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18. The Office Background for Zoom

Don't want to sit an an office, any office, but in "The" Office? Well, then look no further than this Zoom or Teams background, because it's literally the spot where Jim, Pam, Michael, Dwight and all other sat for the interview portions of the show. I know, hilarious.

Download the high-resolution background at the top of this page.

How To Install Your Zoom Background?

So now that you've downloaded your perfect office background for Zoom, how do you actually install it?

  1. Open the Zoom app or enter your meeting
  2. Click on zoom.us
  3. Click Preferences. 
  4. Select the Virtual Background. 
  5. Click on the “plus” sign to upload yours.
  6. Select it.

How Can I Improve My Zoom Meetings?

You can significantly improve your Zoom and Teams meetings by taking into account our tips for effective team meetings and best-in-class virtual meetings:

  • Choose the Right Platform: Select a virtual meeting platform with essential features like reliable audio/video, a user-friendly interface, collaboration tools, and mobile app support.
  • Prepare Well: Prepare thoroughly to avoid technical glitches and encourage participant readiness.
  • Set Ground Rules: As Priya Parker writes in “The Art of Gathering,” implement common rules like punctuality, active listening, minimizing distractions, and staying focused.
  • Enhance Engagement: Utilize strategies to foster active participation and interaction, such as using AI websites, icebreaker questions, and small group discussions.
  • Add Fun and Interactive Elements: Incorporate features like avatars, immersive views, and visual effects to make meetings more engaging and enjoyable.
  • Maximize Productivity: Have a clear agenda, use AI Productivity Tools like a meeting note taker for efficiency, and create an interactive environment with music and small-group activities.
  • Facilitate Well: Develop strong meeting facilitation skills to guide the meeting effectively and create meaningful connections among participants.

I hope that with these background and tips, your next Zoom meeting will be your best one yet!

Running a hybrid or remote team?

Hybrid and Remote Teams Have Different Software Needs

69% of companies in the US have now adopted a hybrid work or remote work model, according to May 2024 Scoop data. If you're amongst them and in a human resources or executive role, you can do more than just run great Zoom meetings, although those are definitely a must.

According to the experts featured on our podcast, Future Work, managing remote teams is all about rethinking your operations. Practicing principles like:

  1. Start with the New Fundamentals
  2. Improve Collaboration
  3. Boost Performance & Productivity
  4. Learning and Development

It also means taking an even more critical look at your HR Software.

Especially remote teams require a different approach, which modern HRIS Software like Ripping, Deel, and Gusto support, while many others fall short.

For global employees, you'll also want to take a look into Employer of Record services, as the Employer of Record benefits are plenty, considering the payroll, benefits, and compliance challenges you otherwise may face.

Optimized or designed for hybrid and remote team, you should also look into the right recruiting software, employee management software, employee engagement survey providers and Performance Review Software.

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