Privacy fences have multiple functions. Architecturally, they are used as a decoration and to improve a home’s exterior face. They can help define your space, and they can help break it up by adding dynamic aesthetic elements. They will beautify your outdoor areas.
But their main job, by definition, is to add privacy. Technically, a privacy fence is very similar to a regular one, but a privacy fence is usually regarded as being somewhat more portable.
Here we’ve rounded up ideas for privacy screens.
If you’re looking to block an adjacent building but still would like light to pass through a screen, frosted glass can be a highly effective material. Sand-blasted glass panels create a luminous privacy screen for an outdoor dining area.
The floating fence panels provide privacy while offering glimpses of the gulf frontage beyond. The opposing angle of each panel creates a visual chevron pattern.
Hornbeams are versatile small trees that are happy to be pruned into different shapes, from lollipops to privacy screens. In colder climates where they will lose leaves in winter, plant them in front of a fence to ensure year-round privacy.
Create a feeling of enclosure and interrupt views from neighboring homes with a more modern take on a traditional pergola.
Inexpensive and widely available, crisscrossing wood lattice is a great screen material for partial privacy. The beauty of a lattice is that it offers privacy but still allows in lots of light. Fill your lattice with gorgeous greenery.
Dense materials such as metal, stone, brick and concrete are by far the most effective at absorbing sound waves from traffic or industrial machines. Layer with lighter materials, such as hedges or wood fences to block more sound.
If you need a screen for privacy or to separate one garden area from another, why not have it be an outstanding feature? Semi-translucent colorful sheets of acrylic mounted in stainless steel frames make a statement.
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Mount them a few centimeters in front of a wall and add lights in the evening to appreciate the shadows cast by the metalwork. This kind of privacy screening become more common right now.
Bamboo screening is one of the easiest solutions for privacy. You can buy a roll of bamboo reed fence and attach it to your existing fence or railing, or purchase pre-formed metal fence frames together with bamboo panels to construct yourself.
Staggered wood panels create a feeling of privacy without completely closing the garden off from the street. Play with the heights of freestanding walls to adjust to the specifics of your site and what you’d like to screen.
A privacy screen is one of our favorite outdoor hacks. Fixed or portable, partitions with slats, grids, lattices, and translucent fabrics will block prying eyes while welcoming sunlight and shadows into a garden.