Privacy is often taken for granted when you have a backyard. Those who live in rural areas may be more used to privacy, however, those in the city can attest to how important backyard privacy can be. Nothing is worse than heading out to your backyard to enjoy some sun or even to host a party, only to find the eyes of your neighbors peering back at you. While building a wall is one way to reclaim your privacy, there are several aesthetically pleasing backyard privacy ideas that will add beauty and also protect your activities from prying eyes.
Ways To Boost Backyard Privacy
Elegant Brick Privacy Screen
For those who love to entertain outdoors, it can be hard to create a sense of privacy without ruining the look of your outdoor area. If you are looking for a creative way to make your space private, consider framing your backyard with hedges, and then adding fencing to the top of the brick boundary wall. The double-layer will bring character to your backyard while also increasing your privacy.
Paradise Restored With Privacy Panels
For yards with low fencing, one way to reclaim your privacy and improve the look of your yard is by adding privacy panels. Wood lattice panels installed closer to the back of your house can produce architectural interest while also protecting you and your family from nosey neighbors. Consider having a stone walkway lead to the area behind the panels to give it the feel of an exotic retreat.
Plant Shelf Privacy Fence
Plants offer a visually appealing addition to any backyard, and they can also help protect your privacy. If you have a smaller backyard, the last thing you want to do is waste space building fences. You can create a privacy fence around the landscape using plants, shrubs, flowers, and other natural options. You put a cedar wall on one side and slats on the other to make a vertical garden. This will give your yard the benefit of looking like an intricately planned garden while also keeping your neighbors out of your business.
Focal Point Wall
Unless you really don’t like your neighbors, you will need to create a little less obvious outdoor privacy screen. One way to go about it is by building a vertical wall made of wood that looks attractive in the daytime and the evening. To make it a focal point of your backyard, add elements such as a vertical succulent piece, a decorative fountain, wall planters, and climbing vines. You can even add creative lighting to the edges of the all and the path leading up to your outdoor space to make it a true getaway. If you decorate both sides, your neighbors not only will appreciate the view, they will also gloss over the fact that your activities are hidden from view.
Sometimes the reason for the lack of privacy in your backyard is due to features on the landscape itself. If you have an old tree that you just don’t want to remove, there are plenty of ways to work it into your landscape design that will allow you the privacy you desire. Creative pruning is the first way to start. Have a certified tree care specialist prune your tree in a manageable way, and that fits in with your privacy plants. Second, build around the tree, but incorporate it into your landscaping design. You can use shrubs or latticework planks to go around the tree and add to your privacy screen. This will allow you to retain your old elements while also reducing visual access to your property.
Elegant Wood Screen Or Plant Enclosure
Another way to add character to your backyard while also reclaiming your privacy is by building living walls. Create an outdoor “room” with plants that will keep your backyard free from prying eyes while also giving you plenty of nature to explore. You can use thick shrubs to make your walls or can build a three-sided trellis for plants to climb. It is also possible to do a mix of both if you want more privacy in one particular area. Place a fire pit or a dining area in the middle for a lovely backyard getaway that has added architectural interest.
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