Let’s face it if you aren’t using sims 4 CAS backgrounds to enhance your experience then you’re just doing it wrong. The default background in The Sims 4 is one of the most boring and dated things in the game and that ombre gives me nightmares at this point.
We can’t be expected to look at the same CAS background after this many years without getting extremely sick of it and it feels like the only answer is to find yourself some awesome custom content options.
The custom sims 4 CAS backgrounds that you’ll find in this list are going to cover all sorts of concepts including old school backgrounds from The Sims 2, fun floral backgrounds, and even random ones like Alice in Wonderland and adorable bedroom backgrounds.
There is definitely something for everyone and you will for sure be able to find a background that fits your personal style.
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How to Install Sims 4 CAS Backgrounds
Installing sims 4 CAS backgrounds is actually extremely easy and works just like installing any other piece of regular custom content. What you need to do is head to any of the links listed below and download the file and once downloaded open up your downloads folder in one window and your mods folder in the other.
Your mods folder can be found by going to documents > electronic arts > sims 4 > mods and this is where you’ll put any cc and mods you want. Then you’ll drag your custom create a sim background into your mods folder and launch your game.
Be sure to only have one CAS background installed at a time so the game doesn’t get confused about which one you want and also ensure that mods are enabled in your game settings.
A Mod You May Need Before Use
There is a weird phenomenon that happens when you’re using sims 4 CAS backgrounds and that’s the blob. If you’re seeing an ugly blue blob under your sim’s feet when using a custom background you are going to need the blob remover mod to be able to counter act this and make the background look better.
Sims 4 CAS Backgrounds in Rooms
If you’re looking for something a bit more simple this Large Room Sims 4 CAS Background is a great option that will really make your sim’s clothes pop. Since the background is very grey, black and white you’ll be able to really see the colours in the items you’re choosing in a way you can’t appreciate with the basic EA made background.
The next on the list is My Bedrooms Part 2 which is a set of different CAS backgrounds you can choose from that will all give you a very cute bedroom to use as your background.
The best part about this is that the different types of beds that you’re seeing and other furniture comes in a variety of styles so it isn’t just modern furniture or just country furniture you really get options with this one.
Our next option is super cozy and is the Attic Bedroom Sims 4 CAS Background and this just feels like it would be a bedroom in a Disney Channel Original Movie.
This bedroom features a beautiful peaked ceiling and a large oval window in the back and it really makes it feel like your sim is putting on their favourite clothes in their favourite room in their home.
Just imagine creating a little toddler in this adorable room and adding their cute little custom earrings, it would just be the cutest moment ever.
There is just something about CAS backgrounds that have a floor to them that makes me feel safe. Sometimes when they’re just floating in the middle of a background it makes me feel weird.
Anyway, this Wood Floor Sims 4 CAS Background is amazing, just look at the texture on that flooring! The walls are a nice grungy looking stucco that makes this place look super cool and the lighting really illuminates your sims in a way that you’ll love.
Getting dressed in the bathroom seems like a pretty normal thing to do, since a lot of people would be getting ready in their bathroom after a shower so this bathroom option for a sims 4 CAS background just fits.
This bathroom is absolutely beautiful and super modern with a gorgeous floral wall that adds so much flair. Those gorgeous glass walls adds so much to this room and makes for a great create a sim vibe.
It just makes sense to get your sim’s ready in here especially when you start messing with their custom makeup and really trying to choose the best hair for them, these things just happen in a bathroom!
These types of room backgrounds are really beautiful because they make it feel more like you are getting your sim ready inside of their home instead of being in a weird green and blue bubble.
This bedroom themed CAS background is really beautiful and feels like your sim is standing in their glam room where they do their hair and make up each day. It’s super fun to see that gorgeous closet unit in the background too!
When creating sims you are sometimes probably thinking about how you’d love to see your sims on a runway because they just look so good. Well, look no further than this CAS background because you’ll be able to have your sim stand on a cat walk while you are creating them.
This is super gorgeous because the catwalk goes from blue at the front to purple colours at the back, giving you a nice contrast in your game for you to really enjoy and create absolutely gorgeous characters.
The next option on this list is a living room option that is in a very industrial styled home that is super cool and is a place you’d want to spend time. Your sims will be standing in front of a coffee table looking super cute.
Honestly, this living room is a place I’d love to live it features some gorgeous white couches with tons of pillows and blankets so your sim can feel like they are going to get cozy in a room they get to stand in but never actually live inside of.
It’s always really nice to get a sim dressed in a room that actually makes sense and this dressing room is a great choice for doing just that. This room features a glass partition with one side having a chair and a few tables and the other side having a beautiful closet with clothes hanging down. Definitely an inspirational space!
If you really want your new background to fit perfectly in the game as a great maxis match background you’ll love these Room CAS Backgrounds. These backgrounds featured some gorgeous items from both the base game and the city living pack giving you a really beautiful area to enjoy.
Next up on the list is the Old School CAS Room that is a great modern version of a Sims 2 or Sims 3 CAS room. This one has an adorable window to the outside, a mirror, a brick wall and a beautiful closet door. It doesn’t just come in this purple colour either, there are both neutral and fun options to choose from.
This Artors CAS Background honestly feels like a very elegant place to get your sim’s read. The chair from Eco Lifestyle sitting perfectly in the middle feels very elegant and all the products under the window just feels super expensive and fancy. These types of rooms make me want to make a high-power attorney with a fun custom content suit.
Outdoor Sims 4 CAS Backgrounds
Next up is the Vejle Harbour Denmark background that brings you into an IRL location. This one has your sims standing at the end of a really gorgeous boardwalk surrounded by water with boats and nice buildings in the background and is just super aesthetically pleasing.
Also, can we talk for a second about how gorgeous the custom content hair is one the model in the image? She’s so gorgeous but you could make sims even more beautiful on your new CAS background.
Some of us want plain CAS backgrounds and some of us want wild ones with things like Grafitti Walls and this is one of the best for grafitti. This background lets your sims look extremely cool while you’re creating them with your favourite custom content pieces because posing near grafitti just makes you look awesome.
This next one is such a great choice for a simmer who doesn’t want something cutesy but wants something that will feel a bit cooler. This graffiti background will have your sim standing in what looks like an alley way with a gorgeous graffiti wall.
One of my favourite details of this option is the metal bars that pretty much frame your sim and make them look super cool!
Having a sims 4 CAS background that tells a story is really the key to me being able to make well-designed looks for my sims. This Summer Set of Backgrounds is perfect because it allows me to make the most appropriate looks for sims from Sulani.
You’ll have a much easier time using your favourite custom content bathing suits when you can actually picture your sims on the beach!
The next item on the list is town streets that takes a bunch of really popular big city images and turns them into your sims 4 CAS backgrounds.
You’ll be able to create the coolest outfits when you’re more inspired by these wild backgrounds, just imagine the toddler outfits you’ll choose in this area!
The next CAS background on the list will make you feel like you’re creating your sims in a winter wonderland. The detail included in this image is so absolutely gorgeous and this may be the perfect option for your game in the winter months.
December is my favourite month of the year and this gorgeous CAS background makes me wish that it was the festive season all year round. The snow detail and the detail on that tree just make me feel warm and fuzzy and I’ll be saving this one to add to my game in the colder months this year.
Simple Sims 4 CAS Backgrounds
The next mod on our list is an extremely minimalistic design with a white background and a grey cat walk you really can’t get more simple than this.
This is a great option for your sims 4 CAS background because it’s going to really let the clothing shine and not have the background be more exciting than in-game or custom content clothes that you may decide to add to your mods folder.
Many of the backgrounds on this list are super exciting with a ton of stuff going on but that’s not what every player wants. Some players just want a plain white CAS background and there’s no shame in that.
Using white is a great way to make your sim’s clothes pop off the screen and really let you focus on the finer details with things like skin details so you can make the most beautiful sim.
If you were a big fan of the white background, this black background may also be a winner for you. It honestly feels like the black one is better than the white one because it lets the clothes pop off the screen even more than ever before.
The brighter colours in your sims clothes are going to have an even better chance to look incredible in this circumstance.
If you were a fan of the white sims 4 CAS background but wanted it to be a bit more interesting these white room options are a great choice. These ones are really simple but make it seem like your sims are in an actual room instead of just a plain white backdrop.
Next up on the list is the stone ocean set of solid colour sims 4 cas backgrounds. These are great because they give you just about every shade of light blue and mint you could ever want to have. All of these are gorgeous shades and would be really nice to look at while using your favourite cc eyelashes on your next sims.
Sometimes a more simple option is the best choice and these gradient CAS backgrounds are a really great simple option to replace that silly default option that we get from EA.
There are seven colour options to choose from giving you so much variety and you can even just change it up every few days depending on how you’re feeling if that’s what you’re into.
Some of my favourite CAS backgrounds are the ones that are just plain and a single colour because you can consistently throw these out of your mods folder and put a new one in without it being too big of a change.
This set of Beach Please single colour backgrounds is a great option because they’re super subdued colours and won’t take over too much of your eye effort.
Any simmer who absolutely loves the colour pink, will love this background for sure. This CAS background features a gorgeous baby pink colour in clouds which adds dimension and and detail to make it look so beautiful.
One thing I love about this one is that it could just be that pink colour and be absolutely beautiful but the cloud detailing adds so much without it being overwhelming and distracting when you’re creating your sim.
Sometimes a nice simple CAS background will do the job the best and these striped backgrounds are such an awesome option for any player, especially since they come in so many different colours.
These are really fun because they have a nice detail where they fold forward at the bottom making it look like your sim is at a photo shoot standing on top of a roll of fabric or paper and it adds a bit of dimension to your CAS experience.
Our next set of sims 4 CAS backgrounds is this nature set of backgrounds that are all gorgeous shades of green. All of these green colours are extremely subdued so you won’t have a bright lime green hurting your eyes as you try to pick the best custom makeup for your new favourite sim.
If you’re one of the many people who has pink as their favourite colour you definitely need these pink backgrounds. You’ll get different styles like pink bricks, a pink sky or just a solid pink option. All of these are really gorgeous!
There are so many ways to communicate on discord these days and these colours feel rather comforting for some reason. These Discord Colour Themed Backgrounds are great if you’re a consistent user of discord and really just want to bring that into The Sims 4.
Are you sick of all the cutesy backgrounds on this list? Well, look no further than the grey grunge sims 4 CAS background. This one has very dirty floors that look like they’re made of concrete and equally dirty walls.
A sim in a room like this will definitely be in some fun outfits and you’ll need to use some fun custom tattoos while creating them to make the most of this gorgeous background.
Pop-Culture Sims 4 CAS Backgrounds
Our next option is definitely a weird one and that’s the Alice in Wonderland Cheshire Cat. With this one you’ll have to be a big fan of this Disney movie because having that cat’s face staring at you can be jarring at times.
This could honestly be a great choice for you to get inspired to create super unique sims because “we’re all mad here” and that can help you make awesome sims.
There are so many simmers out there who love The Sims 4 but also love Disney and this Disney background will make you love to make absolutely beautiful princesses and you’ll love it even more if you’re playing the Disney princess challenge.
The stairs are absolutely gorgeous and the placement of your sim will have them right in the middle of this gorgeous stairwell making it seem like they are walking down the stairs at a really fancy party. Would be extremely inspiring if creating a sim’s outfit for a wedding!
This magic library option is honestly so gorgeous and gives me heavy Hogwarts vibes. It features some gorgeous book cases and columns that are so gorgeous and a beautiful statue with glows coming right off of it.
Using this magical CAS background would definitely be inspiring for you to create gorgeous sims who are going to be headed to The Magic Realm to talk to some sages and start becoming a spellcaster.
This one had to be added just because it’s so much fun, this Disney Alladin Inspired Background is such a fun one and will bring you right into that beautiful universe. Creating characters from Disney movies will be so easy in this gorgeous one!
Floral Sims 4 CAS Backgrounds
A daisy is definitely one of my favourite flowers, so these daisy CAS backgrounds are a really great option for a cute and feminine options for your game.
These come in 10 different colours which is really fun because you can choose your favourite colour to totally make the game fun for you to hangout in. Imagine adding a pair of flower toddler earrings with this as the background, adorable!
This honestly feels so groovy and 60s or 70s to me. Reminds me so much of wallpaper I’ve seen in images of my family member’s houses from those years and it just makes me feel happy.
The flower design for this custom CAS background will add so much flair to your sims 4 game and can help inspire you to create the grooviest sims and really have a good time when working on your sim’s look.
There are so many beautiful patterns you can use in your game and this Alice sims background is a gorgeous pattern. This has a bunch of splotches in various colours as well as little lines and even a leaf design that looks awesome. This is great for making gorgeous sims with custom tattoos and beautiful hairs.
World Inspired Sims 4 CAS Backgrounds
You can really make a CAS background out of anything from the game and there are a number of hidden worlds in The Sims 4 that you can access that have a completely different vibe than the regular worlds that you are used to. The forgotten grotto is one of the most beautiful and this creator made it into a beautiful CAS background.
One thing I love about forgotten grotto is how many crystals are all over the world making it absolutely beautiful as a background option for making sims. The light coming off of those crystals really adds some cute vibes to your game.
There isn’t just the one type of hidden world background, in addition to the forgotten grotto option there is also a sims 4 CAS background for Sylvan Glade.
This gorgeous CAS background has all of the beautiful pink trees and pink flowers around that just make for the most adorable vibe.
The sims team really has done a great job creating gorgeous worlds for you to take absolutely beautiful screenshots and this CAS background from Mt Komorebi in The Sims 4: Snowy Escape is absolutely beautiful.
This Mt Komorebi CAS Background features a gorgeous frozen lake with trees and greenery growing covered in a small layer of snow. These wintery vibes would definitely inspire me to create sims with gorgeous winter clothing and warm cozy sweaters.
The Sims team has gotten so incredible at making worlds interesting and really decorating them in a very beautiful way and turning screenshots form these worlds into sims 4 CAS backgrounds is so fun. These Eco Lifestyle Backgrounds are a really fun option because Evergreen Harbour is a really gorgeous world.
Although The Sims 4: Realm of Magic isn’t the greatest pack, it does have a lot of really gorgeous areas for taking screen shots and making gorgeous CAS backgrounds.
All of these images were taken in the magic realm where the sky is extra blue and everything is majestic and gorgeous. The one in front of the magic portal may be my favourite since that light will help illuminate your sim!
Using images from the worlds in the game is a great way to bring gameplay into your create a sim experience. These Discover University Backgrounds are really beautiful and all come from the gorgeous world of Britechester.
When custom content creators go ahead and take gorgeous areas that are already in The Sims 4 and turn them into CAS backgrounds, they impress me every time. One of the most beautiful worlds we have in the game is, of course, Sulani and it makes such a good option for gorgeous screenshots and incredible background choices.
There are a few options for you to pick from including ones that are bright and sunny and others that are taken at night for a totally different vibe. The gorgeous trees and water in the background will make your experience in CAS so much more fun.
Colourful Sims 4 CAS Backgrounds
Our first background on the list is Starlight and this is a really fun one. Starlight has a beam of light that comes from around your sim’s calf and goes out in a burst in colours like pink, magenta, orange and yellow.
These colours are overlaid on a gorgeous sparkly black background creating a really beautiful scene for when you’re hanging out making the most beautiful sims ever with your favourite custom content.
This set of CAS backgrounds is such a fun option because they cover a bunch of different styles you might be interested in. There are two that are moon sky themed which is absolutely gorgeous and it brings you into a different world than The Sims.
The black flowers one is super simple with adorable pink, yellow and white flowers on a black background and then there are 3 anime themed CAS backgrounds for the game that are designed after city scapes and are just gorgeous.
Oh wait, I can’t even see this one? Just kidding, but not really because camo jokes are hilarious. This camo background is great if you love to make camo jokes like I do.
This simple CAS background has a really fuzzy looking camouflage that looks like one of those cozy dollar store blankets that you’d get as a kid. Such a fun option for a sims 4 CAS background!
Although we do get a gradient in the game by default, the colours are boring and the default background is overused after so many years. These colourful gradients are so much more fun than the original with you having options for pink and orange, yellows and blues which can totally change the vibe of the create a sim experience.
One cool detail about these CAS backgrounds is that they have a crease at the bottom quarter so you can image that your sim is standing on the ground in their favourite custom shoes with the ground and the wall having the same gradient vibe.
The next sims 4 CAS background on the list is the Galaxy Collection where it can really feel like your sim is hanging out in the cosmos. This background is beautiful and has a fun pink and purple vibe with stars all around.
This one will definitely inspire your sims (and even you) to want to take a trip over to Planet Sixam, or at least a quick trip to sylvan glade.
As I grow older I am getting more drawn into anything that features stars, moons and space because the world is a beautiful place with so many mysteries. This is such a simple and gorgeous way to bring in some of those items that I love while having a simple and effective CAS background.
The bottom of this is so fun with those fluffy looking pink clouds for your sim to stand on that are outlined for an even more gorgeous look. I’d love to eat those cotton candy clouds in my favourite custom content outfit.
A great way to bring in a lot of colour without it being too in your face is to use a watercolour option for your next background. This one is great because it uses a lot of pastel colours with a few pops of darker areas that make it have great dimension.
Hearts are always so beautiful and can add so many adorable vibes to your create a sim experience. This background has a bunch of hearts of different shapes and sizes and in different opacities for a totally cute choice for your background.
This is the perfect CAS background for around the time of Valentine’s Day (or love day) and will look absolutely gorgeous as you pick your sim’s party or formal outfit for a date night. Choose your cutest cc curly hair and you’re good to go!
This background is very simple in concept but extremely well executed with a gorgeous blue and white marble detail. Marble is such a popular style for furniture, phone cases and so much more so of course it appears a ton in The Sims 4 custom content world.
Choosing this background is a great option for something that feels a bit more grown up while also being super beautiful and helping you create glam sims who are just gorgeous. You’ll definitely want to put your favourite custom content hairstyle on these beautiful sims.
This rainbow CAS background has such gorgeous water colour detail that I’d honestly love to have in real life as a painting on my wall. The colours in this are so much fun and are definitely going to be great at inspiring you to create sims you may have never created before.
I feel like this background would inspire you to make a pretty quirky sim with tattoos and piercings who just lives their life to the fullest and doesn’t care what anybody thinks about them.
There is a huge chunk of The Sims player base that are members of the LGBTQ+ community and finding a way to show that off in your game is definitely a fun choice. With these Pride CAS Backgrounds you can actually show off your pride flag colours in the game in more than just an in-game flag.
Seasonal Sims 4 CAS Backgrounds
Anyone who knows me IRL is aware of how much I love Christmas and all things that happen in December so these Christmas Eve CAS Backgrounds were made for me. These are an amazing collection of festive themed images that happen all over a gorgeous cabin with snow outside the door and you’ll feel so excited when using these.
My favourites are definitely the toddler and child room, I can just imagine putting my favourite custom content toddler hair on my toddlers in this room and it making me so happy.
If you’re anything like me you know that Autumn is the best of the four seasons and showing that off in create a sim is possible with the Hello Autumn sims 4 CAS backgrounds.
This one was made to help you create the absolute best cold weather outfits or looks with cozy sweaters and your favourite custom content jeans.
Winter gives you so many options for creating beautiful scenes and these winter wonderland backgrounds are very beautiful. All of these options are perfect for use in December when it’s really cold outside. You’ll definitely have an easy time styling your sims favourite winter jackets with these backgrounds!
Random Sims 4 CAS Backgrounds
Kawaii is such a popular style on the internet so honestly, these Kawaii Backgrounds are a must-have if you love Kawaii. These come in a variety of colours and styles, some with crazier patterns and some that are a bit more tame. Creating toddlers with the cutest custom content hairs is the best with these backgrounds because they feel so cute!
This one is more of a joke, but I couldn’t avoid adding it. In 2020, one of the most popular sim’s youtube creators Lilsimie made a video creating their own CAS backgrounds and this one honestly just made me laugh when watching that video.
This gorgeous option has everyone’s favourite townies, Eliza and Bob Pancakes as well as their last name featured in the background as well. Just beautiful work that wouldn’t at all be distracting when trying to create a gorgeous sim.
Final Thoughts on Sims 4 CAS Backgrounds
Now that you’ve reached the end you no longer have a choice to have a boring experience in create a sim. These sims 4 CAS backgrounds are going to change your entire experience in The Sims 4 and will have you wanting to use the full edit mode cheat on every single townie just so you can spend more time in CAS. Happy Playing!