Are you one of the millions of people who now videoconference from home for their work, business, school, or other professional activities? If so, the way you decorate your videoconference area is key to projecting the image you want and avoiding unnecessary distractions. To help you achieve this, here are a few key painting and wallpaper tips to make things easier.
1. Try Neutrals
Neutral backgrounds are usually a good choice no matter why you videoconference. They work with most video setups and won't create distracting backdrops that take away from what you're saying. In addition, you can dress up a neutral base color with accent pieces and even change the staging to fit various activities.
2. Add an Accent Wall
The only part of your home office that matters during a videoconference call is what's behind you. Try to angle your camera so that you have a wall behind you, keeping things nice and clean. If you want to spice up that wall, make it your office accent wall and choose a fun — but not wild — color. Good choices tend to come in the blue, gray, or green color families.
3. Consider Wallpaper
Wallpaper is having a moment, but it's not your parents' wallpaper. Today's wallpaper is attractive and fun, simple to use, and recreates a variety of more expensive wall designs. If you want to easily add more interest to your video background, use wallpaper that mimics a brick or wood wall, provides a textured look, or even includes a fun element like a map of the world.
4. Mind the Surroundings
Many people videoconference from other places in their home — including the kitchen table, the sofa, their bedroom, or even a niche in the living room. If you don't have a well-defined, dedicated office to use, respect the look of the overall area when decorating your video background. Use complementary accent colors or keep it neutral. You can always dress up a neutral area when you need it.
5. Test on Video
Whatever paint, wallpaper, or decor scheme you want to put in your background, test it first. Before painting the entire wall, for example, paint (or wallpaper) a large piece of plywood and position it in place of the wall. Move your accent items in as well. Then, check the effect on a real video call. You may find that the fun color you loved looks different in real lighting or your chosen wallpaper gives strange shapes on screen. Testing prevents regrets.
Where to Start
Want help designing the right home videoconferencing background? Start by consulting with an experienced painter in your area today. With their help, you'll start enjoying more successful video calls no matter why you make them.
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29 June 2022
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