When you look outside at your backyard fence, are you inspired? Does it make you smile? Does it entreat you to come outside and spend some time enjoying your yard? If not, you might want to check out these fence ideas.
Why not bring your fence to live? Greenery is usually easier to care for but adding some simple wiring that allows climbing plants to grow up on the fence can make it it even more special.
Colorful planters & flowers
Want something simpler? Just use hanging planters and both the planters and the plants inside, will make a colorful display. You can spray paint tin cans to use as planters. Make them bright and colorful or stick to a subdued serene color scheme…or anything in between. You can always use wooden planters in any arrangement that pleases your eye, too. Let your family’s personality shine through!
Succulents in Bloom
Succulents are easy to take care of while still being impressive. Just add vertical planters for a truly impressive fence.
Ambient Lighting & Mosquito Repellent
A simple idea that adds ambience and a soft glow to your backyard. Hang mason jars and insert candles. Use citronella candles to fight off mosquitoes.
Have an artist in the family? Let him/her unleash their creativity on the fence. Want a fun, creative family project? Let the whole family work on a mural. Or, you can always hire an artist, perhaps, from your local college, to paint any theme you want. The art will show your family’s personality and style. Have fun!
Want to bring new life to your old fence? Simply drill holes in the fence then place colorful marbles in the hole. Simple. Affordable. Colorful. Fun.
Great idea for those with younger children. If your kids love to draw, this idea will be a hit. Add a chalkboard to your backyard fence. You could even paint the fence with chalkboard paint!
Hanging Herb Garden
Perfect idea for those that want to start an herb garden. A hanging garden is a great idea, specially for those with a small backyard that doesn’t provide much space to plant. You can plant lots of herbs and veggies, which will make your cooking much more fresh and healthy.
Attracting birds to your yard is always beneficial, not only to improve the garden, but also to prevent mosquitoes and others pests. You can put small and colorful birdhouses in your backyard and make it look more fun or just shape the wood to make it resemble little houses, like in the picture above.
Go to your local crafts store or garden center, find some inexpensive metal art such as metal flowers or butterflies and spray paint the pieces. Choose a vibrant color, like green, orange, or pink, and let it dry completely. Then, just randomly attach each piece onto the fence using wood screws and you’re done! Before you know it, you’ll have an awesome display.