How To Change Background In Canva

Welcome to another blog post! Today, we’re going to learn about a nifty design tool, Canva, and more specifically, how to change the background of your design in Canva. If you’re new to Canva, don’t worry! This guide is beginner-friendly. Let’s dive in!

Step 1: Open Canva

Begin by signing in to your Canva account. If you don’t have one, you can easily create it by going to

Step 2: Choose Your Design

Choose a design that you want to work on by clicking on it or creating a new one. You can create a new design by clicking on the “Create a design” button on the top right corner.

Step 3: Selecting the Background Tab

Once you’ve opened your design, find the background tab on the left side of the editor. Click on it to open the background options.

Step 4: Choose Your Background

By clicking on the background tab, you’ll be presented with numerous color and image options. Select one that matches your design concept. If you want a solid color background, click on the color box. If you prefer an image or a pattern, you can select one from the pre-made backgrounds or upload your own.

Step 5: Apply the Background

After selecting your preferred background, all you have to do is click on it, and voila! Your background will be automatically updated on your design. If the changes don’t apply, try clicking on the design area.

Step 6: Save Your Design

Don’t forget to save your work! Click the “Download” or “Publish” button at the top right corner of the screen to save your design. You can choose the format of your download based on what you need.


And that’s it! Changing the background in Canva is actually quite simple, but it can dramatically change the look of your design. So, experiment with different backgrounds, and see how it affects the overall mood and message of your design. Happy designing!