A privacy fence is a huge selling point to buyers who have children or pets they’d like to contain. Anyone who wants to garden, sunbathe, or mow without interacting with nosy neighbors can appreciate a sturdy fence. The saying that strong fences make good neighbors is so, so true (especially for us introverts).
A privacy fence needn’t be just a wall of wooden boards, though. It’s a chance to add style to your yard. With so many different types to choose from, you are only limited by your imagination (and budget, of course)! Here are 5 that you may not see at your typical big box home improvement store.
Modern Horizontal Privacy Fence
This fence from Hey, Sugarplum! is super modern and simple. It looks great from the front and back, and adds a really clean background to any backyard landscaping. I really love it. I think this fence would look awesome with a mid-century ranch or a contemporary style home.
Traditional with a Twist
I like the idea of a gray privacy fence. This one is a really pretty, traditional option from Home Depot. It’s a wood composite material, so it’ll look great for a long time. I think this fits in with all the modern farmhouse stuff we’ve been seeing everywhere. This style would look great with a stately, older home or 1920s bungalow.
This fence incorporates some openwork at the top, and a trellis! How pretty will this be when the plants are all filled in! Plus, it allows for neighbors to talk over the top of the fence, which I sort of like.
Image from George and Gabe
I really like the spaced out slats in this fence from Hen House. If your okay with a bit less privacy, this is a great looking option. I think this style would look awesome with just about any home. It can seem more modern, or rustic, depending on how you arrange your spaces.
This rustic style is called a wattle fence, and I like the natural look. It’s made by weaving thin branches horizontally through the vertical posts. I’ve seen these in our local community garden and they are very charming. This one was featured on Apartment Therapy. A quick google search will show you that these fences can be simple like this one, or they can incorporate more complex weaving patterns. This would look great on a rustic home or cabin.