37 Ways To Make Your Zoom Background Look More Chic | 22 Words
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Let's face it: that closet overflowing with dirty clothes is not the most professional look during Zoom calls. You can go ahead and clean it up, but do you really want your coworkers creeping on what you've got stashed in there? Probably not. And if you've got a plain white wall behind you, congratulations! You look like a sociopath. Luckily, the solution for both is easy — just grab a ton of chic decorations on Amazon to help spruce up your space.

And don't worry, because there's a ton of stuff in here to suit any sort of taste. There are blackout curtains that add privacy to windows, fake eucalyptus plants you'll never have to water, and even a green backdrop you can use to add your own custom backgrounds to your Zoom calls. Because on days when I'm working from home, I can almost guarantee that I'm gonna be wearing sweatpants all day — but our video backgrounds don't have to look as lazy as we might feel!

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This Storm Forecaster Will Look Too Cute On A Bookshelf

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You can't deny that this storm forecaster looks chic — and that's before you've even set it out on your bookshelf! Your coworkers will see this sitting behind you and instantly think, "Wow. So classy. Why can't I have nice things like that?" And not only is it chic, but depending on how the liquid inside is behaving, it will even tell you what the weather will be like that day!

A Backdrop For Seamless Zoom Backgrounds

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You know how you can add your own photo to your Zoom background? This green backdrop will keep it from being glitchy so that maybe, just maybe, your coworkers will think you're really at the beach. Plus, each order comes with clips to help you hang it up wherever you like.

This Window Film That Adds Style, And Privacy

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Nothing ruins prancing around your home naked like spotting your neighbor peeking in through the window, so put this film up. Not only does it give you some extra privacy, but it also filters the sun's rays so that your computer screen isn't left with a giant, obtrusive glare — a must-have for your next video conference.

You Can't Go Wrong With A Gorgeous Rose Diffuser

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Actual roses will gradually wilt — can you be trusted to change them out before anyone notices? If not, this diffuser version that always smells lovely is your best bet. The black cherry scent is refreshing without being overpowering, and it looks just as cute on your desk as it does on a shelf.

These Blackout Curtains That'll Look Good In Any Home

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Most blackout curtains only come in solid colors — but not these. The subtle pattern is noticeable enough to make them stand out but not so strong that it'll clash with your existing decor. Plus, the grommet top allows them to glide back and forth over curtain rods without any snagging.

The Floating Shelves That Break Up Blank Walls

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Got a big, blank wall in your home office? You can easily break up all that boring space with these floating shelves. They're made from high-quality wood — not cheap plastic — while the triangle brackets give them an industrial flair. Use them to hold everything from cute tchotchkes to heavy books!

You Can Do So, So Much With This Marble Contact Paper

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I've used this marble contact paper for so many DIY projects that I always keep a spare roll around. When I moved into an ugly apartment, I used it to cover up laminate countertops, and I've even used it to spice up a boring desk — think of it like a big sticker that you can use to hide ugly stuff. The best part about it? I've even safely used it around sinks, as it's made from water-resistant vinyl that won't bubble when damp.

A Throw Blanket That Adds Color To Dull Rooms

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Drape this throw blanket across a chair or couch to add a pop of color to any dull, boring room. It's made from high-quality acrylic that won't fade in sunlight, and it'll even keep you warm if you get chilly during work. Besides, I wasn't kidding about the pop of color — choose from more than 15 shades, including green, blue, mustard, and others.

These Mirror Stickers That Bounce Light Around Dark Rooms

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Wanna know the best decorating tip I've ever gotten? Adding mirrors to dark rooms can help bounce around light — and these sticker mirrors are a cost-effective alternative that you can put basically anywhere. "They look fantastic," wrote one reviewer. "I've had them up for over a month, and there is no sign these will ever fall off on their own."

This Boho-Fabulous Garland That Shows The Phases Of The Moon

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Sometimes the simplest decorations make the biggest impact — like this garland that showcases the phases of the moon. It looks great hanging by itself, or you can even add some fake plants and a table underneath to make a whole set-piece. Plus, it comes in three finishes: gold, silver, or black.

Add Some Green To Your Office With These Fake Eucalyptus Plants

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Put these fake eucalyptus plants on a window sill in your home office for some quick decoration. You don't need to water them, and the concrete-style pots are basically guaranteed to match any decor. Plus, they look seriously real — to the point where you'll probably see guests touching the leaves just to check.

These Fairy Lights That Make Meetings More Magical

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I've got these pretty lights on my patio and in my home office. Out on the patio, they illuminate vines crawling up the lattice, whereas in my office, they cast a warm glow that helps me focus when I'm not feeling motivated. Who couldn't use a bit more coziness during long (and boring) meetings?

This Fake Ivy You Can Hang On A Blank Wall

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With this fake ivy, you've got options — hang it up on a blank wall for a touch of nature, or stuff it into a flower pot to create a cascading waterfall of leaves. But if you ask me? I'd hang it on a wall, and add those globe lights to it to create a relaxing green ambiance.

These Shelves That Fit Into The Corner Of Your Office

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You've gotta admit that these shelves look gorgeous in the photo — I bet they'll look even better in your home office. Each order comes with all the hardware needed to mount them up. But if dark brown won't match your decor? Not a problem, as they're also available in a variety of finishes: white, gray, natural, and more.

A Wire Grid Where You Can Hang Notes And Reminders

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Hang this wire grid so that your coworkers can see it during your next video conference, and I can almost guarantee at least one person will ask where you got it from. And if they don't? I bet they're admiring it, albeit silently. Each order also comes with hooks included.

This Seat Cushion That's Seriously Bougie

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If you're working out of your bedroom or living room instead of an office, this faux sheepskin seat cushion will give your Zoom background an elegant touch. Choose from colors like pink, navy, red, grey, white, and more. The best part? It's available for less than $25 — perfect for the bougie shopper in all of us.

A Basket That Keeps Your Magazines Looking Tidy

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Got stacks on stacks of magazines and folders on your desk? Just throw 'em into this basket. The feet on the bottom help keep it from tipping over, and it works just as well on your work station as it does in your bathroom. Choose from five finishes: matte black, chrome, graphite, rose gold, or soft brass.

The Stylish Wall Clock That's Completely Silent

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Few things drive me nuts, like the tick-tick-tick from a clock, which is why I havethis oneon the wall in my office. Not only is it seriously cute — just look at those rose gold numbers and border — but it's also completely silent. "It is truly a joy to look at," raved one reviewer.

A Tiered Bookshelf That's Easy To Assemble

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Not sure about mounting shelves into your wall? This tiered bookshelf doesn't require any drilling, and assembly is simple enough that you can knock it out in less than an afternoon. There's space for books, decor, or even a computer printer — and one reviewer wrote that it's "very sturdy."

This LED Curtain That Casts A Warm Glow

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Hang this LED curtain in the corner of your office if it's a little too dark for your liking. It casts a warm glow no matter whether you hang it on a blank wall or over windows — and you can even connect multiple curtains for larger spaces.

The Type Of Calendar You Use Can Say A Lot About You

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Now, I'm not gonna say that I actively judge people's choice of calendar, but if I see a Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition hanging in your home office? Yeah — I'm gonna judge that. Luckily, this calendar is not only appropriate for a professional setting, but the large date blocks are also easy to read from across the room.

A Tapestry That Adds Soothing Colors To Your Home Office

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The next time your boss is screaming at you over something irrelevant, simply lean back in your chair and gaze upon this gorgeous tapestry. Imagine yourself kicking back on a mountaintop as pink clouds swirl around — then picture your boot kicking your boss' butt off a nearby cliff. So in a way, this tapestry is gorgeous and therapeutic.

These Aesthetic Photos That Just Look Good

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You ever print out your own photos to hang on the wall, only to discover that they look awful? It's not your fault — and no, your friends and family members aren't ugly. Some photos just look better paired together than others, like this set of aesthetic beige ones. Each order comes with enough pictures to cover about four feet of wall.

This LED Bonsai Tree That'll Make People Think You're Classy

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I am very, very guilty of killing plants rather than growing them, which is why I bought this LED bonsai tree. Now when I'm in a video conference, people think I'm responsible enough to care for anything other than myself — which is not true. And not only does it look seriously real, but the flowers also light up once you plug it in.

When In Doubt, Hang Some Boxes Up

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If you're not into floating shelves, how about these floating boxes instead? Personally, I like them even better. They've got a timeless yet ultra-modern look (you know what I mean), and the lightweight MDF wood makes it easy to hang them up. But if you aren't into white? You can also get them in black, dark grey, or espresso.

This Origami Kit Adds A DIY Spin To Home Decor

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Bored during your 9 am conference call? Why not take up a new hobby and add some fun decor elements to your home at the same time? This origami kit includes 300 high-quality sheets of paper as well as over 50 gorgeous patterns. Plus, your creations will spark some great talking points in your next meeting!

This Diffuser That Makes Your Home Look Fancy

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Fill this diffuser with peppermint or eucalyptus essential oils to help keep your mind sharp and focused while you work. And if a coworker happens to see it sitting on a bookshelf behind you? Don't be surprised if they ask where you got it — because this one in particular looks oh-so classy with the faux wood-grain base.

This Wallpaper You Can Peel Right Off

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You can't deny that this patterned wallpaper is seriously cute, and unlike regular wallpaper, it's even removable! It's perfect for renters or homeowners who get bored and like to redecorate often. "The quality of this paper is amazing, and it's much more beautiful in person than online," raved one reviewer.

These Throw Pillow Covers Made With Soft Velvet

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I have these throw pillowcases on my sofa to make it look like I live in a nice home during video calls. Not only are they made from soft velvet that makes them perfect for napping, but they're also available in dozens of colors — so go ahead. Pick a few, then fill them with soft memory foam for a functional and fashionable addition to your home office.

These LED Candles That Look Real From Afar

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I love burning candles, but you know what I don't love? Having to drop at least $30 for new ones whenever they finish burning — that's why I've started using these LED ones instead. Not only are they less than $20, but they look incredibly real from afar. Plus, each order comes with a remote so that you can control them without having to get up.

These Sheer Curtains That Let Daylight Into Your Home

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You don't always want your room to be dark, which is only part of why these sheer curtains are so lovely. Not only does the gorgeous embroidery make them stand apart from the crowd, but they add a touch of class to dark rooms — without making them even darker. Choose from five shades: beige, blue, purple, white, or silver.

This Giant Basket That's Cute And Functional

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Clean laundry, blankets, toys — this giant rope basket is the perfect place to keep practically anything. It looks cute sitting in the corner of your bed or playroom, while the handles on the side make it easy to carry around the house. Choose from five colors: white, navy, brown, grey, or jute.

This Ottoman With Storage Space For Tons Of Stuff

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Need somewhere to rest your feet after a long day? Plop down on the couch and put them up onto this ottoman. Assembly only takes a few minutes out of the box, and it's the perfect size for cramped apartments or tight living rooms. Plus, there's even hidden storage inside for all your board games, candles, or whatever else you've got sitting on your coffee table.

A Pack Of Scented Candles For Less Than $25

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A single candle can cost upwards of $20, whereas this pack of 12 is available for less than $25. They're large enough to burn for up to 12 hours — and each order comes with six fragrances: lilac, lotus, ginger flower, jasmine, cherry blossom, and green tea.

This Removable Wallpaper That's Perfect For Fun DIY Projects

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Gold never goes out of style, making this golden removable wallpaper perfect for DIY projects around the house. Use it to update old furniture like you see above, or slap it up on a blank wall to create a gorgeous accent space. It removes easily by simply peeling it off — and if you don't like gold? You can also grab it in silver.

These Bookends That Are Fun And Funky

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These stylish geode bookends will have your coworkers wondering if you're a geologist in your spare time — and don't bother correcting them since that's technically a compliment to how smart they think you are. Each one weighs about three pounds to help keep your books stay in place, and the bottoms feature rubber stoppers to keep them from sliding down your shelf.

The Floating Shelves That Fit Into Corners

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Depending on how your home office is laid out, these corner shelves might fit your space better than regular floating ones. The rustic wood gives them a farmhouse feel that blends well with any style of decor, while the thick metal brackets are made to handle everything from books to candles. Pick from three shades: grey, brown, or light grey.