Downloadable background templates for your Power BI reports

Power BI allows you to create amazing visualizations from your data. Once you have worked out the best way to summarize and display your data, adding a background can make your dashboard really stand out.

 The examples below show the same information, with and without background images.

Sample report dashboards

If you don't have access to a whizzy graphics package then you can make simple images to use in Power BI. Here are some sample dashboard images that you are welcome to download and use. They are Word documents, so you can easily edit them to change color schemes and tweak images etc. 

Once you are happy with the format, you need to save it as a picture to upload to Power BI. I used a simple screenshot and saved as a .jpg file.

This post contains further details explaining how I created my backgrounds and uploaded them to Power BI.

I hope you've found these useful and have fun making your own reports in Power BI.