18 PRIVACY FENCE IDEAS TO ADD SOME PRIVACY TO YOUR YARD

Although they may not be especially exciting, fences are a mainstay for every homeowner interested in creating a beautiful yard that complements their home’s design style. Here is a list of privacy fence ideas to help you decide on the perfect fence for your yard.

BAMBOO FENCE

A bamboo fence is used in a yard to line a stone-covered path.
A bamboo fence is used in a yard to line a stone-covered path.

Bamboo fencing gives your yard a tropical feel, or lend a bohemian vibe to your backyard. It’s also quite resilient to colder, snowy environments. With its unyielding strength and beauty, a bamboo fence would help you keep away prying eyes.

CHAIN LINK FENCE

A chain-link fence can be used to divide two adjacent yards.
A chain-link fence can be used to divide two adjacent yards.

Chainlink fences are great for marking your property boundaries if you’re not too worried about concealing your backyard. Although it’s not the prettiest fencing option available, this fencing is excellent for projects that need cheap but reliable fencing up quickly. Just be sure to take good care of your fence so it doesn’t rust.

VINYL PRIVACY FENCE

One of Blackline hhp's black vinyl privacy fences installed in a customer's front yard along a sidewalk.
One of Blackline hhp’s black vinyl privacy fences installed in a customer’s front yard along a sidewalk.

With very little maintenance required, and colored with a rich black to suit the most elegant backyards, our vinyl privacy fences are a popular way to add sophistication to your yard. If you want a beautiful backyard, but have little time for maintenance, a vinyl fence is the perfect choice for you.

GABION WALL

gabion wall with stones
A gabion stone wall with grass lining a sidewalk.

If you have a retaining wall, a gabion wall can be a great way to make your yard look good, too. With a strong base, this type of outdoor wall is often used as an eye-pleasing alternative to retaining walls, though you may want to consult with a fencing contractor about whether your yard is suited for a gabion stone wall.

WOOD PANEL FENCE

wood fence
A new cedar wood fence along a sidewalk and home backyard property.

If you want to give your yard a classic look, you can’t go wrong with a wooden fence. Whether you stain it or paint it, a wooden fence is an affordable way to spruce up your yard. Just be sure to keep up on the maintenance, so it doesn’t start looking weathered.

PALLET FENCE

wooden pallet fence
A pallet fence being used in a storefront to divide an area into two sections.

The pallet fence blends well with natural-looking areas, especially if you decorate it with greenery. Pallet fences look particularly great in urban spaces because they increase privacy without totally blocking sunlight.

WATTLE FENCE

wattle fence
A wattle fence lining a lawn and sidewalk for a front yard.

Originating in England, wattle fencing was traditionally woven together with hazel or willow branches. However, you can use your imagination to incorporate other materials like oak or elder branches. 

WHITE PICKET FENCE

A white picket fence lining a yard that's decorated with colorful flowers.
A white picket fence lining a yard that’s decorated with colorful flowers.

The white picket fence is a traditional beauty and inspires images of the classic American dream of a picturesque home. 

SOLID TILED WALL

A red solid tiled wall lining a yard with a hedge near the bottom.
A red solid tiled wall lining a yard with a hedge near the bottom.

For added privacy and safety concerns, a solid tiled wall is a step above a fence. With so many tile choices, your options are virtually limitless. Covering a wall in tiles can deliver sophistication and style.

TALL HEDGES

A tall hedge surrounding a backyard lawn.
A tall hedge surrounding a backyard lawn.

There are many hedges that can function as a fence. A hedge will provide privacy while also adding the beauty of greenery. This is the perfect backyard fencing option for anyone wanting to keep things green.

SHRUBBERY AND TREES

Trimmed triangular trees being used to line a stony pathway for a driveway in a residential yard.
Trimmed triangular trees being used to line a stony pathway for a driveway in a residential yard.

Your backyard is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and relax in some fresh air. Enhance that look and feel with creative landscaping. That can include the “fencing.” A concentrated line of tall shrubs and trees can help you add a boundary line while staying “green”.

THE STONE WALL

A gorgeous stone wall enclosing a lawn for a home or business.
A gorgeous stone wall enclosing a lawn for a home or business.

You should check zoning regulations before building a stone wall, but this is an amazing option for extra security and privacy. Natural stone provides a look and feel like nothing else.

THE BRICK WALL

A brick wall with an ornate gate that's enclosing a front yard.
A brick wall with an ornate gate that’s enclosing a front yard.

A brick wall can add that charming old-school touch to the area you wish to have privacy. You could even paint the brick to match other color schemes in the area.

TRELLIS FENCE

A trellis fence decorated with leaves and greenery.
A trellis fence decorated with leaves and greenery.

Imagine your options with a trellis fence. Vines or flowering plants allow for extra creativity with this fencing. Bougainvillea, Clematis, Morning Glory, Wisteria are just some of the decorative options available to you.

SPLIT-RAIL FENCE

A split-rail fence lining a green pasture.
A split-rail fence lining a green pasture.

Surrounding your property with split-rail fencing can create an idyllic scene. With a timeless look, this kind of fence will help you create a yard that’s reminiscent of days gone by.

WROUGHT-IRON FENCE

A decorative wrought iron fence enclosing a yard.
A decorative wrought iron fence enclosing a yard.

Practical and durable, timeless, and modern, that describes the wrought-iron fence. Wrought-iron fences come in a variety of styles and require little maintenance and upkeep.

 REED FENCE

A reed fence enclosing a yard with grass and trees.
A reed fence enclosing a yard with grass and trees.

Reed and willow fence are a low-cost alternative to bamboo fencing. Just like bamboo fences, reed fences give that a tropical beauty to your yard. This type of fence is very versatile and comes in many different sizes. 

REPURPOSED SHUTTER FENCE

You can repurpose old shutters by creating a shutter fence.
You can repurpose old shutters by creating a shutter fence.

Before you throw out your shutters, you might want to use them to create a fence. You can create unique privacy for your space with repurposed shutters.

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