The tiniest things are bringing us joy during quarantine — binging Tiger King, baking sourdough bread, whipping up Dalogna coffee (Instagrammers, you know what we’re talking about). And for those who are working from home? Zoom backgrounds, of course. Instead of dropping in a green screen during your next meeting, consider upping the ante with some epic wallpaper in your home. We’ve been huge on decking out our walls with creative prints for years, but there’s perhaps no better time for you to hop on the bandwagon than right now. Below, find our fave wallpaper designs to upgrade your next Zoom sesh.
Can’t escape to paradise? Bring paradise to you. There are countless prints on the market with an easy, breezy tropical vibe that’s perfect not only for a Zoom background but, yes, everyday life. Who doesn’t want to walk into a room and feel immediately uplifted by bright, soothing colors? Even the most luxury brands, like Hermés, are diving into the wallpaper game with dreamy, artistic backdrops like this.
We think it’s a little unfair that children’s nurseries get all the animal print love. Lucky for us, though, the tides are changing and playful wallpaper is making its way into the rest of our homes. So instead of downloading a hilarious Joe Exotic background for Zoom, class it up with some refined leopard designs, elegant crocodile embossment or even this fun zebra print. Go wild.
If you’re hosting happy hour over Zoom (because who isn’t these days?), set the mood with a killer leather backdrop. Just picture this. You’re sipping on your favorite glass of tequila or whiskey, straight up. You’re sitting within the comfort of your dimly lit den, clad in edgy leather wallpaper. Then you hop on Zoom for that virtual cocktail you arranged with friends or coworkers. Really, how could you not be the coolest person on that call?
A relatively low-risk way to dip your toe in the wallpaper water is with geometric patterns. It’s fun, it’s versatile, it’s contemporary. And, best of all, it’s the perfect background to inspire some major inspiration (and serious home envy) among your colleagues. There are several to choose from out there, but we recommend sticking with fairly neutral colors so you don’t get a headache.
Which wallpaper design are you going to mess around with? And if you’re already using one for your Zoom backgrounds, send us a screenshot at firstname.lastname@example.org — we’d love to see.