BEAUTIFYING THE YARD YOUR WAY

March 10, 2022 54 Comments

BEAUTIFYING THE YARD YOUR WAY

A Guide to Selecting a Privacy Screen for Your Unique Style

Privacy is a coveted commodity nowadays. In a bustling world with long lines, vast crowds, and scads of ever-watching social media followers, sometimes you need a minute to yourself. When you think about your outdoor leisure spaces, are you satisfied with the level of privacy they provide? If not, you're in the right place! Let's talk today about your options when it comes to outdoor privacy screens and the various different styles and methods available. Whether you're looking to shield your neighbor's view of your patio or you want to give your customers privacy of their own in your commercial space, we've got you covered! Take a look below at our guide to selecting the right privacy screen for your unique needs and your unique style.

Basic Privacy Fence Screens

Let's start with the basics, shall we? If you're looking for a solid, utilitarian privacy solution with a clean, simple look, you'll find it in a Basic Privacy Fence Screen. These cost-effective and traditional fence screens will give you or your customers the privacy needed at a great price. These privacy fence screens are especially great for commercial use like baseball or soccer fields, outdoor practice fields, and golf courses. You'll find all you need when you take it back to basics!

Artificial Ivy Hedge

If you're looking to ensure privacy while adding an element of sophisticated charm to your yard or patio, an Artificial Ivy Hedge is a great option for you. With classic ivy foliage, these elegant looking hedges offer visual privacy as well as a bit of shade from the scorching sun. They are also low maintenance and avoid the common issues associated with live ivy, like brown leaves and pest problems. These are great options to use as a perimeter for your yard, as a privacy screen for your deck or patio, or as a simple and unique décor piece for your pool area. Privacy never looked so refined!

Portable Partitions

You may have seen some recent trends in home décor that include handy portable partitions. These fun pieces are certainly great for Pinterest DIYers that are looking to revamp or redecorate their homes. However, these versatile privacy screens aren't limited to use inside the home. They are also great privacy additions to your patio, deck, or your outside lounging area. Portable partitions can be used to offer privacy, hide unsightly areas, and they can give a comfy and homey feel to an otherwise bare-feeling space. Whether you love a simple farmhouse look, a distressed-trendy style, or a clean and simple decorative display, portable partitions are incredibly adaptable and they can add a splash of style to your outdoor space.

Living Wall

It's been said that it's good for the soul to have living things in every area of your home. That includes your outdoor space! While there's typically no shortage of plants and other living things outdoors, that's not always the case when it comes to outdoor living spaces. Patios and decks are often bare and they are left with an empty feel while surrounded by wooden or concrete materials. If you're a nature lover or an avid gardener, you know that won't do for your outdoor space. Well, you may be partial to the style of this next privacy screen option. A living wall partition offers efficient privacy while displaying your favorite plants or flowers. These partitions are typically made from a metal or wooden frame and they have built-in planters for your living plants to reside in. They can also be custom-made for your unique preferences and for the unique needs of your plants. These privacy walls are wildly popular and they add a spark of life to your outdoor space.

Metal Wall Screens

This next option when it comes to privacy screens is a great pick for you if you are partial to a simple look with a sleek and modern feel. Metal wall screens are easy to set up and are great for blocking the visibility of pool equipment, HVAC systems, or other typical eyesores in your outside area. Their sturdy construction is durable and long-lasting while the metal material is visually appealing with a clean and simple appearance. These privacy screens do take up a bit of space so they are best suited for larger outdoor areas.

Trees and Bushes

Do you tend to prefer a more natural and traditional appearance to your outdoor area? Let's not forget the original and most basic option when it comes to backyard privacy. Nature! Nothing blocks views like foliage, folks. Planting bushes, shrubs, or trees around the perimeter of your outdoor area is certainly a big project, but your efforts will be rewarded with premium privacy and a lost-in-nature feel to your outdoor space.

Outdoor Curtains

Want to feel like you're lying back in a cabana on a tropical beach? While curtains in your outdoor area may seem like a strange or ineffective option, they really are a great addition to porches, gazebos, and even covered outdoor seating areas. Many outdoor curtains are made from durable, weather-resistant material so you can rest easy knowing they will last a long time. While offering great privacy (they work for windows, right?), outdoor curtains add a peaceful and romantic feel to your outdoor space. Enjoy the outdoors with a good book and a glass of good wine!

The Bottom Line

Having privacy in your outdoor space is a great feeling. When it comes to selecting a privacy screen option for your outdoor area, however, you don't need to sacrifice style for practicality. With so many beautiful and versatile options in the world of outdoor privacy screens, your unique style can absolutely play a role in the construction of your private, outdoor space. Are you partial to a sleek and modern look? Do you love the trendy DIY decorating fashions? Do you simply adore the look of elegant and refined décor? The sky is the limit when you're constructing your unique and private outdoor space to your personal needs and preferences. You can truly have your cake and eat it too - all while privately enjoying that fresh air!



54 Responses

jeff magwood
jeff magwood

March 17, 2022

Definitely would buy again! I promise you won’t regret this purchase.

Steven P.
Steven P.

March 17, 2022

We’re very pleased with the purchase and recommend it to those in similar situations.

Lucy Mosca
Lucy Mosca

March 17, 2022

This product was exactly what I needed to block the view thru my back chain link fence. A few times each year a grumpy old man is in the house behind me. Usually the house is empty. When my dogs see movement they bark and he would yell. This blocks their view so the barking went way down. Going to order more for another section. It went up quick with the zip ties. Didn’t even have to remove any vines already on the fence. Should have ordered this long ago!!

Gator alumni
Gator alumni

March 17, 2022

Best investment made to keep my yard from being overun by neighbors lack of yard care.

J.Brown
J.Brown

March 13, 2022

I need privacy for my dogs as the once vacant field next to my house is now being turned into a park with tennis courts. Very easy to install. My dogs can not see through it. Also gives them even more shade!

Dawn M
Dawn M

March 13, 2022

I’m very happy with my purchase. It was extremely easy to install. It is very sturdy n now when we are in the pool the call dealership next to us and garage across street can’t see us while swimming with the kids n grandkids. Best investment we made this this year besides the pool itself. I would highly recommend this product!!!!

Thankful Heart
Thankful Heart

March 13, 2022

We have been wanting to put up a privacy screening on our 6’ chain link fencing for years. This windscreen privacy fencing did the trick and made our backyard look great. We are very pleased with our purchase, only wish we had done it sooner!

Tonya Williams
Tonya Williams

March 13, 2022

I live on a busy corner and was tired of passer byes being able to see in my yard, especiallywhile my kids were at play. My dogs were also being teased through the fence. I couldn’t be happier with this purchase. You cannot see through it at all! My dogs dont get picked on amd now they do not even notice if someone is walking by. And I feel safer that people cannot see my kids playing.

Penny
Penny

March 13, 2022

The interstate literally runs through my father’s front/side yard. He lost a grand oak tree to root rot that provided privacy, shade and a bit of a sound buffer. Walking out the front door was like living in a fish bowl; making eye contact with those caught in the daily traffic jam!

Julie
Julie

March 13, 2022

We were very picky about which screen to buy because we didn’t WANT a screen to block the open space in our lower yard. But a down the hill neighborhood used her behind the fence land as her personal dumping ground and refused to clean it up. Anyway we wanted something sturdy, not too shiny and the right color to blend. This is a green that you would see outside. Easy to install and seems strong enough to handle the wind. Worth the reasonable price.

Drew
Drew

March 13, 2022

This screen is awesome. I love it. I purchased 2 and they work great.

Ian W.
Ian W.

March 13, 2022

Husband cut a piece off the 6×50 roll we bought and it fit perfectly on our wrought iron side gate.

Shelindrina
Shelindrina

March 13, 2022

It was a great money saving alternative to adding a new fence to our house.

Annnadm
Annnadm

March 13, 2022

I have a pool in the backyard and wanted to create some privacy between us and the side and backyard neighbors. Where our house is positioned, it’s like a wind tunnel during a particularly windy day. These privacy fence screen has help up to windy elements as well as rain and drought weather.

Kind
Kind

March 13, 2022

I ordered this because another reviewer said it assisted them with a barking dog problem. Our border collie races along our fence barking which disturbs some of our older neighbors. We are more than satisfied with this product and will be ordering additional screens soon. My dogs are much calmer and no longer race along the fence, barking madly.

Nicole
Nicole

March 13, 2022

Highly reccomend of you want a cheap and simple fix to an ugly fence or neighbors messy back yard.

Carlene
Carlene

March 13, 2022

This was perfect for our fence. Good quality and easy to install.Doesn’t give complete privacy, but helps tremendously. I think we will buy one more and add it to the other side of the fence to get complete privacy.

LJPat
LJPat

March 13, 2022

I have purchased 2 of these to help block the neighbors yard and they are wonderful! Good quality, and very opaque.

JSA
JSA

March 13, 2022

Currently looks as expected. Green blends in with nearby trees, because it is breathable can see through just the right amount.

Evan
Evan

March 13, 2022

Easy to install and works great. Stretched this across my back fence and now I finally have some privacy from the road directly behind the property.

BJ
BJ

March 13, 2022

Has done the job so far! My dogs bark at the neighbors and one man sits and watches us while we’re in the yard or pool…creepy! Has reduced their barking and he can’t see us so easily.

BS
BS

March 13, 2022

So far I like it. I have to make a few modifications to adjust pitch on the shade but it blocks out sun for sure and the area under the shade was definitely way cooler than the sunny area. Very impressed with it up to now. Time will tell how it holds up with rain, wind etc

Alex
Alex

March 13, 2022

Looks great! makes a HUGE difference…. I live in the desert and I wish I had installed this sun shade years ago. We get a lot of wind and although it might have been unnecessary, we cemented post for the largest sun shade we purchased. The sun shade has not budged! I have ordered several more and installed 3 so far… LOVE them!

Sara
Sara

March 13, 2022

I love this shade! It provides great coverage for my patio!

Kathrine
Kathrine

March 13, 2022

I have an existing 4 ft chain link fence. Would you suggest using the existing metal fence posts to attach the 6ft high wood posts? or dig out the metal posts.

Ellen
Ellen

March 13, 2022

These are great for our garden.

Krystle
Krystle

March 13, 2022

Thank you for this Great Inspiration. I‘m searching so long for something like this for our garden. We have a Pool too, but a Little bit smaller.

Teresa
Teresa

March 13, 2022

Look perfect for my balcony, had to purchase 2.

Lydia
Lydia

March 13, 2022

I live in a mobile home and used two of these for the carport side for shade and privacy. They are a perfect solution and economical.

Sally
Sally

March 13, 2022

I love it.. Can you do the panels without spaces?

Chris Milton
Chris Milton

March 13, 2022

Good tips Micah! I’ve been looking for better privacy screen options for our townhome projects with such a small outdoor space

Katlyn
Katlyn

March 13, 2022

I love these ideas! I would not have thought of these options. So many houses have neighbors looking in. Thank you for sharing your expertise!

Julie F
Julie F

March 13, 2022

I loved this! Great ideas for the back yard.

Victoria
Victoria

March 13, 2022

I love seeing your solutions for privacy as we are looking into doing this exact thing. I am interested in planting some large trees. Is there a rule of thumb as how close to the fence line, or a consideration of how many leaves may end up in your neighbors yard? Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge! J~

Kristy
Kristy

March 13, 2022

Absolutely gorgeous I wish I had the yard to do these things

Marsha
Marsha

March 13, 2022

This looks great! I live in a townhouse community, so I would love to do something like this.

Alyson
Alyson

March 13, 2022

Great blog, you have inspired me to build my own fence.

Connie
Connie

March 13, 2022

Excellent job. I might do something similar.

Tanner
Tanner

March 13, 2022

Nicely done and it looks really neat.

Rebecca
Rebecca

March 13, 2022

Wow…what an awesome blog. Just what I needed. Thank you.

Surya
Surya

March 13, 2022

I was thinking of doing this for the deck I’m about to build! Thanks!

Brianna
Brianna

March 13, 2022

Nice work Thanks

Tabby
Tabby

March 13, 2022

Great job. This is exactly how I will be doing my hide the grille area

Diva Warrior
Diva Warrior

March 13, 2022

Thank you for these ideas!

Candis
Candis

March 13, 2022

Beautiful designs. Just one trellis wall or a couple of strategically places plants can make a big difference. Thank you!

Heather Haux
Heather Haux

March 13, 2022

Absolutely lovely! Perhaps a future episode could be focused on DIYers who have small budgets :-)

Daniel
Daniel

March 11, 2022

Love it, I want to build a balcony fence privacy screen.

Janine
Janine

March 11, 2022

Awesome. I want to build my fence ( by myself) on a 4×4 pressure treated wood post.

Brittany
Brittany

March 11, 2022

Nice for an upper sun shade on my pergola.

Grace
Grace

March 11, 2022

You’re so helpful cause you explain everything…

Royce
Royce

March 11, 2022

Look nice and I’d like to do the same.

Bailey
Bailey

March 11, 2022

It’s perfect I love it!! I want to buy the Standard Privacy Screen.

Janine
Janine

March 11, 2022

Awesome. I want to build my fence ( by myself) on a 4×4 pressure treated wood post.

Ellie
Ellie

March 11, 2022

Thank you! Wonderful to see what a little creativity and thoughtful design can accomplish. There were plenty of ideas a DIYer could tackle and lots of inspiration for bigger projects if the budget warranted. Well done!

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