Blank Background (Default): Consists of many grey and blue boards that make walls, floors, and a ceiling.
Needlepoint Peaks (Summer): A large village named 'Sackville' with roses, rivers and houses all around.
Needlepoint Peaks (Winter): The same, but with frost and snow everywhere, as well as the river being frozen.
Manglewood Swamp: Some deserted diners with empty cars and dinosaur statues around.
The Ziggurat: The background is divided into two parts, upper and lower. The lower part is snow and poles, the upper part are the Moscow towers.
Bunkum Lagoon: Much like the Ziggurat, it is divided into two parts. The lower part is a mountainous terrain with rocks, the upper part is buildings and fireworks. Ambience includes dolphin calls and the occasional bell.
Stitchem Manor: Mushy peas in sauce pans and fridges lying about. (Unobtainable through normal means)
Caverns: A cavern with a broken bridge and a row boat. Is used in the background of Zom Zom's shop. (Unobtainable through normal means)
Blank Background (Infinite): Same as the Blank Background, but infinite. (Unobtainable through normal means)
Treehouse: Default Pod background. Displays a backyard at night with a tent, that has a teddy bear inside. (Unobtainable through normal means)
Considering that all the themes before LittleBigPlanet 3 was released weren't made for 16 layers, the player can pass through the models in the background.