If you work remotely, chances are you have become more familiar with your coworkers’ homes than you ever could have imagined. One way to create a better video call experience is by designing a well-lit space with a decorative background that won’t be distracting. Since the pandemic started, art retailers have reported an increase in sales as people update their homes or even build a backyard office. Here are some of the best ideas for beautifying walls and creating a better backdrop for video conferences.
Use Wall Decals That Look Like Wallpaper
Peel and stick wall decals have come a long way in recent years. Depending on the print you choose, it’s a fantastic way to embrace the look of wallpaper without the commitment. These tangerine wall decals will make for a beautiful statement wall in any home office. Tangerines in Greens (Full Order), Urban Walls, $79.
Find Framed Art
Create an eye-catching workspace in no time by opting for a collection of prints that come professionally framed. This set, by artist Kenojuak Ashevak, will make a gorgeous addition to any blank wall. Flower and Bird 3-Piece Framed Art Print Set, Simons, $110.
Opt for Stunning Oversized Art
Incorporating oversized art doesn’t have to be intimidating. Make a statement with a bold, large-scale art piece that will be particularly eye-catching during video calls. Distinctly Home Wardley Canvas Painting, Hudson’s Bay, $470.
Go Minimal With Wall Decor
The best art for video calls provides contrast to your walls. Keep your office decor simple, and opt for a more fresh and minimal look with this seagrass decorative plaque. After all, adding art to your home doesn’t have to be limited to paintings and photos but can be anything that brings you joy.
Seagrass Wall Plaque, Bouclair, $90.
Style Your Home With Sentimental Art
Stay on Budget With Printable Art
Thanks to printable wall art, stunning large-scale art doesn’t need to break your budget. This spectacular landscape painting print is 40″ x 40″ and makes a beautiful statement in video calls. Large Landscape Painting, DanHobday Art, $24.
Decorate With Macrame
Macrame is everyone’s favourite boho-woven decor piece for a reason: it’s a versatile and budget-friendly form of art that works in almost every space. Add some style to your next video call with this large macrame wall tapestry hanging that can hold three plants. Large Macrame Wall Hanging, Dreamhousebuilder, $65.
Hang a Wall Tapestry
Perfect for renters and homeowners alike, wall tapestries are oversized pieces of art that transform any space. With endless options for colours, textures and styles, wall tapestries are a fantastic way to style your home office. Mountain Tapestry, Canmore Memories, $40.