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DIY Backyard Privacy Screen Ideas

Here are 25 DIY backyard privacy screen ideas to help you find some peace and quiet in your outdoor space.

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. 

DIY backyard privacy screens

There’s no shortage of DIY privacy screen ideas, in part because there are so many materials you can use as screening.

Items That Can Be Utilized For Making A Backyard Privacy Screen

  • PVC Pipes
  • Wood boards or slats
  • Tin roof panels
  • Shrubs or trees
  • Lattice panels
  • Decorative panels
  • Fencing
  • Twigs or branches
  • Curtains
  • 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 DIY Privacy Screen Tools And Supplies

  • Cedar fence pickets
  • 4×4 posts 
  • pieces of pine boards
  • Tape measure
  • Exterior wood stain
  • Deck screws
  • Circular saw
  • Power drill

25 Inspiring DIY Backyard Privacy Screen Ideas

These DIYer’s have come up with some great solutions and are sharing their tips on how to make them. Browse through the selection below to see which of these outdoor privacy screen ideas will work best for you.

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Decorative Panels Mounted To Wood or Metal Frames –You Can Purchase

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.

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. Here’s a list we compiled of the best outdoor natural gas patio heaters.

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