What does your fence look like? If you're like a lot of homeowners, chances are it just looks like; well, a fence! However, some creative homeowners have started using their fences as part of decorating. In fact, there are a lot of interesting ideas for livening up your yard using your fence.
If you've never decorated your fence, would you? How far would you go to bring some extra life into your yard?
Blogger Stacy Risenmay for Homes.com shared some of her favorite ideas for using a privacy fence to decorate. Check out these three easy, high-impact projects:
Painting is a straightforward, easy task (if a little time consuming), but it really does have a huge impact on your fence. There's also so much freedom with it, you can do a lot just by changing the colors and which areas you paint.
Planters are a more subtle, beautiful way to add beauty to your fence. You can use regular pots attached to the fence in grids like wall hangings, or you can use box planters spread out along the wall. Make a bigger splash with bright, bold flowers, or go more practical with green, leafy ferns.
Tall plants let you change the appearance of the fence without actually changing the fence. When you grow tall plants or thick bushes in front of the fence, you give the illusion that there is a natural fence. What a fitting design to have in your backyard: a fence made out of your favorite green bushes or tall flowers!
Time to start planning those projects you have been dreaming of all winter long. Whether it is a new fence to add to your backyard living area or some maintenance on your existing fence. Now is the perfect time to start that project. In designing your fence there are several different options to choose from -- Aluminum and Custom Wood are two of the most popular fence types. However, plenty homeowners are perfectly satisfied with galvanized or the vinyl coated chain-link. The vinyl privacy is also a great option.
For those of you that have a wooden fence now is the perfect time to protect your investment by staining and sealing. This ensures that your investment will be well protected as well as adding a beautiful color to the fence.