10 Minimalist Modern Zoom Backdrops for Virtual Meetings

09.07.20 | By

Unusual times have resulted in unusual measures, including the proclivity for work teams to continue having to jump onto Zoom virtual video meetings with daily regularity. Despite being a longtime Zoom user myself, I must profess it’s only very recently I’ve ventured into uploading a faux digital backdrop during a call. Previous professional decorum required an orderly and well-illuminated home office as a backdrop, and my own served the purpose without issue. But today, those bounds have been stretched to permit some level of creative license. While I’ll keep my Twin Peaks themed room for calls with friends, I’ve added a few new modernist interiors from the Design Milk archives to inject some aesthetic variety without introducing unnecessary distractions. If you’re looking for a modern Zoom background, here are ten of our favorites (and three not-so-minimalist options for after hours):

The Shoebox: A 16m2 Micro Apartment in Beirut

Khan Project Office

Minimalist Apartment in Taichung by THEY Department

A Compact 65m2 Apartment in Kiev Separated by Blue Curtains

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Meditation Space for Creation by Jun Murata

A Minimalist Apartment in Kiev by Olga Fradina

Bobby Berk kitchen zoom background

Bobby Berk Teams up with Corian Design to Create Kitchens for the Fab Five

modern room zoom background

Airbnb Opens a Modern Rental in Italy Whose Profits Help the Community

MV Apartment by Carlos Segarra

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AENY Designs a Minimalist Coffee Shop for Scandinavian Brand Törnqvist

And as a bonus, a trio of colorful modern backdrops to brighten the mood for leisurely lunch or after hours Zoom calls:

Brani & Desi’s Pink Lake Breath Explores Color and Geometry

Camille Walala Designs a Colorful House with LEGO That’s Every Kid’s Fantasy

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A Palette of Pastels Permeate Prolifically Within This Japanese Apartment

Gregory Han is the Managing Editor of Design Milk. A Los Angeles native with a profound love and curiosity for design, hiking, tide pools, and road trips, a selection of his adventures and musings can be found at