DIY Backyard Privacy Screen Ideas
While it’s great when we love all our neighbors, we may at times want some privacy and a privacy screen is a great solution for getting some.
After building our concrete paver patio, it had me thinking about how to get some privacy and so I started hunting around for ideas.
Or maybe for you it’s about the eyesores on your neighbors lawn you’d like to avoid seeing, or a little noise you’d like to block out.
Whatever the reason, you can be assured there are many solutions available for making your outdoor space more private.
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There’s no shortage of privacy screen ideas, in part because there are so many things you can use for a screen.
Items That Can Be Utilized For A Diy Backyard Privacy Screen
- PVC Pipes
- Wood boards or slats
- Tin roof panels
- Shrubs or trees
- Lattice panels
- Decorative panels
- Twigs or branches
- Large planters
- Vertically stacked planters
When considering what type of privacy screen you need for your outdoor space.
You’ll want to consider how tall and wide it will need to be, and whether it should be permanent or removable.
Do you need more of a wall type, or can it be more of a screen, allowing light to come through?
Maybe you’ll want a living wall which can be a trellis or lattice with climbing vines, or a natural “wall” of trees or shrubs.
If you need height, trees and shrubs will be your best bet.
Also keep in mind that permanent structures will likely require the use of a post digger and submerging them in concrete.
Typical Tools And Supplies
- Cedar fence pickets
- 4×4 posts
- pieces of pine boards
- Tape measure
- Exterior wood stain
- Deck screws
- Circular saw
- Power drill
These DIYers have come up with some great solutions and are sharing their tips on how to make them to see which of these outdoor privacy screen ideas will work best for you.
And while you’re working on making your outdoor space more enjoyable, why not make it so you can be outside even when the weather turns colder.
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DIY Backyard Privacy Screen Ideas
Make an Outdoor Privacy Wall this Weekend!
Use curtain rods and white curtains to add a boho feel with this beautiful backyard privacy idea.
This privacy wall will be easy to build, thanks to Crafted By The Hunts detailed step by step instructions.
Cinder Block Planters Wall
This cinder block planter wall is a great option as a balcony privacy screen.
Instead of lining up large planters along your balcony, build a vertical garden with small, stackable planters.
Just make sure you don’t go over the weight limit for your balcony, or you might get some complaints from the neighbors below!
Outdoor Decorative Wall Panel
This wood panel wall really helps create a private space that’s more of an outdoor living room.
I love that you can hang planters or other decorative items between the slats.
Make an Easy Colorful Fence with Dollar Store Flowers - The Boondocks Blog
Here’s a simple idea for getting a little privacy for your outdoor area, at very little cost.
Use a lattice screen and artificial flowers for this easy diy project.
DIY Planter Box with Trellis: Learn how to build it!
Here’s a DIY backyard privacy screen that was built into a large planter box.
It's such a great way to make the fence look built-in, and make the yard look nice with added plants.
This screen has double duty because it also serves to keep their dogs contained within their property by blocking off access to their back stairs.
DIY Privacy Twig Fence
This pretty patio privacy screen solved a little bit of a privacy issue by shielding eyes from slow moving cars driving on a busy street.
Using a variety of twigs adds depth to the structure and the fairy string lights add a nice ambiance.
Front Porch Privacy Screen
Here’s a good way to use a lattice privacy screen to hide the neighbor’s trash cans.
And what’s really unique about this screen is that it’s built so that in the warmer months you can grow vines on it.
Then in the winter, you can easily change it out with outdoor fabric to block the wind.
How To Grow A Pittosporum Hedge
If you really want backyard privacy, then this is the idea for you. You can cover a large area easily with hedge walls to create a very dense and tall screen.
Trees and shrubs are an ideal, long-term solution, especially if you've got a lot of area to cover.
If you do consider using plants for an outdoor screen, it’s a good idea to consider how tall and wide they will be at their mature growth to ensure they will meet your desired height.
Here are some other good trees or shrubs that are good options for privacy:
• Spartan juniper
• Eastern red cedar
• Leland cypress
• Oak leaf holly
• White spruce
• Wax myrtle
• Inkberry holly
DIY Backyard Privacy Screen –with Junk Find!
When DIY garden privacy screens with regular wood fencing aren’t private enough, it’s time for a solid privacy wall.
Our DIYers here needed to block out the view of the neighbor's couch that was leaning against their garden fence. Yikes.
How We Built An Inexpensive Privacy Screen With Planter
Another great idea for utilizing planters with lattice as a privacy screen.
With such a tall wooden frame, the wood posts will need to be secured into the ground for support.
But the end result is a permanent and beautiful wooden planter box that provides privacy.
Did you notice they even added string lights to illuminate the deck in the evenings.
DIY Custom Fence (How To Build A Wooden Fence That Doesn’t Look Like Everyone Else’s)
The great thing about wood fences is that they can be custom made into any design and From House to Home came up with a wonderful custom design.
And with the extra customization, this privacy fence is going to take a bit of woodworking skills and time to complete. But the end product will be completely worth it.
Keep in mind, for a permanent wood fence like this, you’re going to have to dig holes for the wood posts, so you may want to opt to get a post digger to save time.
DIY Backyard Privacy Screen (How To Build A Decorative Screen For Your Garden)
You can even make a decorative outdoor privacy screen. These panels come in different designs to choose from, you’ll just need to build the wood frame.
See below for other types of metal panels you can get.
Other Decorative Panels Mounted To Wood or Metal Frames
These metal privacy screens come as panels with mounting holes so they can be attached to wood, metal or stone.
Use them following the step by step instructions in the DIY project above.
Decorative Panel Outdoor Garden Fence Art
Metal Privacy Screen Decorative Panel Outdoor Garden Fence Art
Patterned Rustic Panels
Outdoor Metal Wall Sculpture Panels
Outdoor Privacy Screens You Can Buy
Maybe you don’t have the time to make your own privacy screen. Well here’s a few good options that you can purchase.
Freestanding Metal Outdoor Screens
Flower Wall Art
This beautiful floral panel can be inserted into the ground to be used as a privacy screen.
This metal panel is made from metal and repurposed into a clematis design. The legs get inserted into the ground for stability.
Geometric Metal Partition Panel Screen
Here’s a freestanding metal outdoor screen with a geometric design. This would be great for a patio or deck.
Freestanding Wood Privacy Screen
Composite Vinyl Trellis Lattice
Fusion Planter Privacy Screen
A freestanding, raised cedar planter bed that has folding trellis panels.
Wood Raised Bed with Trellis
This freestanding, solid wood trellis planter box will allow you to hang plants, or grow them on the lattice.
Garden Wood Planter Box with Privacy Screen
Use this private trellis planter box to also hang basket planters.
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What gorgeous ideas. I like all of them!
Pretty creative, right? :0}