A springtime gift for you and your computer!

Browse our gallery of free Ocean State Zoom (Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, etc.) backgrounds and download as many as you like. Prepare to be the envy of your friends and colleagues at your next meeting or virtual happy hour with these gorgeous Rhode Island backdrops!

Blithewold Mansion Garden

Purple & yellow tulips.

Blithewold is a 33-acre summer estate with grand views of Narragansett Bay and is nationally significant in American history as one of the most fully developed and authentic examples of the Country Place Era.

Block Island North Lighthouse

Birds circling the North Lighthouse at sunset.

North Light is an iconic granite and iron lighthouse that dates from 1867. Beyond the lighthouse is the Sachem Pond Wildlife Refuge, a haven for gulls, swallows, sparrows, and more.

Conimicut Lighthouse

The Conimicut Lighthouse, surrounded by water, at sunset.

Conimicut Lighthouse is located at the entrance to the Providence River in Narragansett Bay, sitting on Conimicut Point Shoal. It was built as a lighted aid for mariners in 1868.

New Harbor Block Island

A wooden boardwalk flanked by tall grasses leading to cobalt blue water.

New Harbor is on the West Side of Block Island, on the beautiful Great Salt Pond. New Harbor has 3 large marinas, 90 town moorings, and a 75-acre anchorage for vessels.

Stone House Inn

A tan and brown stone building with a green lawn and cream hydrangeas in front.

Stone House Inn is located on 2.7 acres of land near the tip of Sakonnet Point. The property features 14 guest rooms, a restaurant in the basement that was once a former speakeasy, and beach access.

The Elms

The opulent dining room of the Elms Mansion, with gold paneled ceiling and multiple chandeliers.

The Elms was modeled after the mid-18th century French chateau d'Asnieres outside Paris and was the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind. Scenes from HBO's The Gilded Age were recently filmed there.

Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge

A close-up of a lily pad and flower floating on the surface of Trustom Pond.

Trustom Pond Wildlife Refuge encompasses over 700 acres of varied wildlife habitat and is home to approximately 300 bird species, more than 40 mammal species, and 20 species of reptiles and amphibians. 

Blithewold Mansion Garden

Path through one of the gardens at Blithewold flanked by daffodils.

The lovely gardens of Blithewold range in character from mysterious to exotic and from poetic to practical and include rare and unusual plants, specimen trees, an accessible greenhouse, and whimsical stonework.

Burnside Park, Providence

Blooming cherry trees surround a fountain with tall buildings in the background.

Burnside Park is a central green space in Downtown Providence and features the beautiful Bajnotti Fountain. During the summer, the park is packed with free concerts, family-friendly activities, and special events! 

DePasquale Square

The fountain in Depasquale Plaza surrounded by outdoor dining tables and bright red umbrellas.

DePasquale Square, on Federal Hill, is in the style of a Mediterranean piazza with outdoor seating, bright umbrellas, surrounded by colorful buildings, and featuring a large, quatrefoil fountain in the center.

Roger Williams Botanical Center

A large greenhouse with tall palm trees and greenery surrounding a rectuagular pool.

The Roger Williams Park Botanical Center is the largest public indoor display garden in New England. The Conservatory and greenhouses encompass approximately 12,000 square feet of gardens. 

The Breakers

The famous Breakers Mansion of Newport, exterior and grounds.

The Breakers is the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America. It was more recently one of the filming locations for HBO's The Gilded Age.

Tree House Tavern

Outdoor dining on a cobblestone patio, with lanterns in the trees.

The Tree House Tavern serves hearty, American cuisine and microbrews, in a charming 1860s converted farmhouse. The property is beautifully and eclectically decorated indoors and out.

Weekapaug Inn

The dock going out into the pond at Weekapaug Inn.

Located on the Rhode Island shoreline overlooking Quonochontaug Pond and the Atlantic Ocean just beyond, Weekapaug Inn offers quintessentially New England accommodations that effortlessly combine casual comfort and luxurious furnishings.

How to set a virtual background on Zoom:

  • Right-click on the background images above to download
  • Sign into Zoom and begin a video call. Click the icon at the bottom left that says "Stop video."
  • Click the arrow to the right and select "Choose a virtual background."
  • Upload as many backgrounds as you'd like.

How to set a virtual background on Google Meet:

  • Right-click on the background images above to download
  • Open Google Meet web -- ''
  • Select a meeting.
  • On the bottom right of your self-view, click "Change Background."
  • Choose any of the existing background images or click on the "Add" button to upload the image of your choice.

How to set a virtual background on Microsoft Teams:

  • Right-click on the background images above to download
  • When you are in a Microsoft Teams call, click the three dots on the meeting settings bar.
  • Select "show background effects"
  • Choose your background from the background settings pane.
  • Either preview or select "Apply" to enable your background.