How to Style Your Zoom Background in your Home or Office

How to Style Your Zoom Background in your Home or Office

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Here are some professional interior design tips on how to style your zoom background using what you already have at home or work!!

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  1. Sandra Mader on June 11, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Thank you Sarah! So…I took your advice! I turned on zoom about a half hour before my next virtual meeting and set up my background, using my entry to our dining area in the background as a frame around me and tweaked some decor (simplified) on either side leading up to me, fixed the lighting in front, used a small pillow behind my back, sat upright and checked that the top of my head was just a bit from the top of the screen. As soon as we all checked in, there were about 6 of us, one of the docs (I work for a health authority) remarked: hold on please, I need to tell Sandra how inviting her zoom looks, I just want to crawl in there, it looks so cozy! HA!
    Your videos are always a joy for me and this one LOL made my day after that! Seriously though, GREAT tips and I’m on zoom a few times a week from home; might as well make it the best zoom I can 🙂

  2. Erin Davenport on June 11, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Loved this! Much needed and appreciated 😊

  3. Rebecca Kelly on June 11, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Fantastic video, Sarah. You certainly did your research !!! 🌷🌷🌷

  4. Lynne W on June 11, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Wonderful topic and thank you! Zoom meetings are so common at my work now and I do several a week. Backgrounds are always challenging, you have just made it so much easier!

  5. ahorseloverslife on June 11, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Great video Sarah! I have to do a lot video conference calls and I am actually shocked how many people have no idea about lighting and acceptable camera angles etc. …

  6. Margie Perry on June 11, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Very good. Very helpful.BUT.. .we share the computer space and have one stationary computer….nor a laptop… Maybe we need backgrounds on wheels so we can change the space….and 2 different chairs….style wise. On wheels…..and I’ll have to put his lunch kit on the floor, (but remember to put it back. etc., etc. .you get the idea…reality T V at our 🏠. Ha Ha

  7. Linda Kuntz on June 11, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Thank you for such helpful tips to be on camera. Lighting framing and background very much appreciated.

  8. Jody Stidham on June 11, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Great information, thank you

  9. Nicole Labrecque on June 11, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    I love these suggestions! I have frequent zoom calls for a blogging group I’m in and I feel that wherever I am in the house there’s reno or unfinished spaces in the background. You’ve given me a lot to think about!

  10. Dolores J. Rush on June 11, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    I downloaded the clothing and some backgrounds app (TV frames, etc.) for Zoom and have played around with wearing some of the hats like a crown and bunny ears during Zoom calls. smile! Have you finished all the YouTube Creator Academy workshops?

  11. Ralph Anthony C. Basco on June 11, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    This is a very good, relevant topic.

  12. Brenda Falk on June 11, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Great information. Well done!

  13. Meeker Home & DIY on June 11, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Love these tips! As a new creator on YouTube this was helpful for sit down videos as well!! 🙌

  14. Heather S on June 11, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Just finished this for my husband’s home office. I painted the main wall a dark hunter green and then installed long shelves stained in a soft walnut color. The shelves are filled with books with all the pretty hardbound books directly behind his head (camera wise). His desk is placed next to the only window in the room. Already have gotten a lot of complements on it.

  15. Jennifer Harrington on June 11, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Hi, How did you blur your background without having that weird affect where it outlines your head? Are you using a specific camera that focus’s on you, if so what camera? Thank you!

  16. Suzie Marie on June 11, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    this was great!!

  17. sharon peters on June 11, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Love the wreath in your backdrop….another thrift find?
    Great tips! Thanks 😊

  18. Inner Intuitive on June 11, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Been looking all over for this! Thank you!

  19. Lori Walter on June 11, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    I notice backgrounds all the time, especially when watching news channels and interviews. Sometimes the background is more interesting than the speaker. During my Zoom summer school classes some people use a green screen situation (one guy had a Hawaii background.) So distracting…
    Everyone should watch this video!!

  20. Anita Clegg on June 11, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    I love your background better than Shea’s. I like yours because it is your home and how you designed it. That’s why I watch you, I want to learn how and what you did. Not to be comparing but Sheas background is nice but I feel it looks like a fake tv show staged background.

  21. Kym McBride on June 11, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Love this video content. Peoples backgrounds drive me crazy.

  22. Teresa Deforge on June 11, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Good afternoon Sarah.Only did one zoom call this year must’ve been a pretty sight because I was sitting on the couch with the laptop Ha. Luckily we normally do WebEx but thank you for the info in case we ever have another one.Going to send this to a couple of friends who I know do zoom calls frequently.

  23. Michele Dryden on June 11, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you for sharing easy to understand advice for styling our homes for online meetings. Last year I had to create a space for weekly meetings. I finally settled on being in front of a quilted wall hanging that my daughter made for me. It has a white background with red appliqued hearts which signifies my love for ministering to women and creating items with various crafts. I praise God for leading me to your channel! I’m learning so much about creating beautiful, soothing spaces in my home! Plus, you live in my beloved home state! Hugs…

  24. Christine Bennett-Martin on June 11, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Perfect timing for me to see this video! I have an national conference I am attending at the end of the month. This is incentive to get finally get my office space moved to a different room. the new space will have a window in front of me and another to my side…that will be great for natural lighting! Also I will have a huge antique apothecary cabinet behind me for visual interest. I like the idea of creating lines…I will use the the top of the cabinet for display pieces that will draw attention to me. Thank you so much for the words of wisdom!

  25. Samantha says on June 11, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    This is such a good video. So much great information. A lot of things I never considered. Thank you.

  26. Kimberly V on June 11, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    This was the best video I found on the topic. Thank u so much!!

  27. capes cottages & colonials on June 11, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Zoom has been a nightmare for people like me who are not photogenic. It’s like 60 uninterrupted minutes of looking at your worst.

  28. Delicate Venus Flytrap on June 11, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Actually i prefer your background to Shea’s lol… well done, thank you for these tips.

  29. D H on June 11, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    When we started weekly extended family meetings last year, every Sunday evening, we started out with fun novelty backdrops that were available through a Zoom App thing, (ie. beach backdrop, outer space backdrop…) so I decided to try the Spa backdrop, including a ‘Green’ mud mask and my hair in a turban, white bathrobe… I joined the family meeting…and had a good laugh when I realized, that my GREEN face mask, along with the GREEN SCREEN fake app backdrop, made my whole face disappear and all my sisters and mom could see was a floating turban with eyes! lol!

  30. Leslie's Garden on June 11, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Best Zoom styling video I have seen! Thank you!

  31. Gaye MarianesFox on June 11, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Very helpful tips. I see too many with the camera low in front of them.

  32. Annette Biering on June 11, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Very good. Will share with my hubby.

  33. The Faithful Farmer Momma / The_Portillo_Homestead on June 11, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    Well done Sarah! We’ve been zooming with our Pampered Chef team well before the pandemic too and there truly was NO TRAINING on how to have the best zoom meeting! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!

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