So we've been working from home for a while, and if you're anything like me, you are bored of the wall behind you. Totally scientific and completely fictional studies show that adding a fun zoom background can improve your mood by up to 95% during your workday! So I've compiled a list of some of my favorites based on tv shows. I obviously have some extra time on my hands here, but I am sure this beer-fueled activity will bring great value to many.
Of course this list starts with Friends. And honestly, no one did tell me that life was going to be this way...
One of my favorite spots to virtually hang out, especially because it suits my desperate need for coffee. Just remember, no cell phone's allowed.
Dr. Crane's Apartment
This is an especially good background for those rainy days when you wish you were in Seattle sipping fine wine and listening to the smooth radio sounds of Dr. Frasier Crane.
Have your colleagues been a little melodramatic and you need a backdrop to fit? Visit your old friend Dawson and have a good cry on the pier.
The Forman Basement
If you want to give your meetings a little edge and keep your coworkers guessing as to where you actually live, might I suggest this smoke-filled scene from That 70s Show.
The Chef's RV
Another great work-friendly backdrop to keep your colleagues guessing about your latest side hustle (if they can't place the iconic Breaking Bad RV).
The perfect backdrop for those honest conversations you'll have while looking straight into the (zoom) camera.
High Tea at The Abbey
The dowager requests your presence at Downton, formal wear not required. Now where is the footman with my tea?
Passable as your own apartment, minus the chunky computer in the background. Too bad Kramer won't burst in during your call to entertain your coworkers.
Pawnee Parks & Rec Department
Have an important meeting and need to channel the confidence and energy of Leslie Knope? Don't stress, afterward you'll get waffles.
Where everybody knows your name, and no one judges you for having a beer at any hour of the day.
The Banana Stand
There's allllllways money in the banana stand.
There are literally hundreds more. So many zoom backgrounds you could have a new one for each day and never get bored. Your colleagues may get bored, but you won't.
Coming soon: Harry Potter themed Zoom backgrounds.