25 Smart And Stylish Garden Screening Ideas

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In the modern world privacy seems to be unobtainable: urban housing reduces personal space. Don’t worry, there’s a way! Screen your garden or backyard with some fences or other stuff and make it private to enjoy your free time there. Privacy screening is a useful tool, not only to avoid your neighbors but also to divide your garden into different spaces. Here are some cool ideas!

Wood Plank Screens

Wood plank screens or fences are the most common of partition methods, they can be DIYed easily if you want. Solid and durable, they will withstand most weather conditions and don’t require much upkeep apart from an occasional coat of paint or stain. Such a screen is a great idea even for a very small backyard, thin screens will cover it easily without taking much space. To make your space lively, add climbing plants, a row of trees or bushes or some potted plants and flowers of your choice. You may even use artificial greenery to enliven the space.

a black wooden plank fence is combined with a large planter with greenery for a lively feel

a black wooden plank fence is combined with a large planter with greenery for a lively feel

rich-stained wooden fences cover the whole outdoor zone and give it an ultra-modern look

rich-stained wooden fences cover the whole outdoor zone and give it an ultra-modern look

make a light-colored wood plank fence with little space in between the planks for more privacy

make a light-colored wood plank fence with little space in between the planks for more privacy

a modern wooden beam privacy screen with a concrete base looks ideal for a contemporary space

a modern wooden beam privacy screen with a concrete base looks ideal for a contemporary space

a simple plank fence and lush textural greenery planted next to it for a fresh outdoor look

a simple plank fence and lush textural greenery planted next to it for a fresh outdoor look

a vertical plank wooden screen is a chic idea for privacy and brings a relaxed feel to the space

a vertical plank wooden screen is a chic idea for privacy and brings a relaxed feel to the space

zone the garden the way you like with wooden plank fences here and there, it's private but not too much

zone the garden the way you like with wooden plank fences here and there, it's private but not too much

a wooden plank screen can be spruced up with a couple of planters and lights over the screen to look cool

a wooden plank screen can be spruced up with a couple of planters and lights over the screen to look cool

a wooden plank wall with greenery over it and next to it makes the space very fresh and comfortable

a wooden plank wall with greenery over it and next to it makes the space very fresh and comfortable

a dark stained wood plank fence and lush bamboo planted in front of it makes your space eco-friendly and fresh

a dark stained wood plank fence and lush bamboo planted in front of it makes your space eco-friendly and fresh

a simple wooden plank fence is what you can easily build for separating your space from the others

a simple wooden plank fence is what you can easily build for separating your space from the others

a tall stained wooden plank fance is ideal to hide your outdoor space from other people

a tall stained wooden plank fance is ideal to hide your outdoor space from other people

even if your outdoor space is small, thin plank screens can be a nice idea to cover it up

even if your outdoor space is small, thin plank screens can be a nice idea to cover it up

Trellises

Plain is an ingenious way of partitioning small gardens, while still letting light through to give an airy, open feel. It can also be dressed up with creeping plants, vines and even fruit trees. Add a row of plants with greenery to refresh the space even more. You may even leave the trellis without plants, so it will work as a usual wooden plank screen.

whitewashed trellises can be used as privacy screens and covered with plants or blooms comign up if you want

whitewashed trellises can be used as privacy screens and covered with plants or blooms comign up if you want

large planters with trellises, lots of lush greenery coming up them create a vivacious feeling

large planters with trellises, lots of lush greenery coming up them create a vivacious feeling

a simple trellis screen with lots of greenery is a fresh and natural solution for your outdoor space

a simple trellis screen with lots of greenery is a fresh and natural solution for your outdoor space

Greenery

You may also build a sense of security yet very natural and eco-friendly, with trees, hedging and bamboo plants. Living walls or trees create a secluded and tranquil atmosphere, and this is a great way out for some areas where there is a restriction on wall and fence height.

Hedging and trees are often slow to grow to the desired height, sometimes taking years. Buying mature specimens is a possibility, but they are more expensive than young saplings and will still not build a fully integrated grown wall. Hedging is often bulky and is a bad idea for a small space. On top of this, hedging and trees require regular maintenance to keep them manageable and in optimal condition. Despite these disadvantages, hedging is great and if cared for, will reward you with generations of loyal service.

Some plants you may go for include laurel plants, leylandii, pleached hornbeam, Italian cypress and bamboo, which is great to enliven up your space.

a gorgeous privacy screen with lots of greenery coming up is ideal to make your outdoor space fresh and hide you from the neighbors

a gorgeous privacy screen with lots of greenery coming up is ideal to make your outdoor space fresh and hide you from the neighbors

a large metal frame covered with lush greenery looks modern and refreshes the dark space

a large metal frame covered with lush greenery looks modern and refreshes the dark space

a living wall of hanging greenery and some lights make the space super inviting

a living wall of hanging greenery and some lights make the space super inviting

a lush green living wall with greenery and trees next to it for a fresh outdoor look

a lush green living wall with greenery and trees next to it for a fresh outdoor look

a modern living wall that comes up to the roof to make the space more private and welcoming

a modern living wall that comes up to the roof to make the space more private and welcoming

a vertical herb garden for privacy, a wonderful smell and is a must for home cooks

a vertical herb garden for privacy, a wonderful smell and is a must for home cooks

lush and tall bamboo is a perfect idea for an outdoor space in the south or in a tropical zone

lush and tall bamboo is a perfect idea for an outdoor space in the south or in a tropical zone

plant tall trees and greenery as a real living wall to get privacy yet feel natural here

plant tall trees and greenery as a real living wall to get privacy yet feel natural here

planters with greenery and a living wall finished with a plank part is an eye-catchy combo for your ooutdoor space

planters with greenery and a living wall finished with a plank part is an eye-catchy combo for your ooutdoor space