DIY Tips: Garden Fencing Ideas

Why stick with a dark brown or dark green garden fence? Transform your garden into a chic, contemporary space by following our garden fencing design ideas and take your garden from dull and bland to bright and stylish in the course of just one weekend. Get the job done with our range of gardening tools and painting and decorating supplies.



  • Make it Mediterranean with white fencing. In the picture above, the fencing is arranged horizontally for a unique, chic look, and painted bright white, which instantly makes the garden feel bigger and more glamorous. With this look, you can afford to go a little bit wild with your plant choices as the white will provide a great backdrop for the colour and texture of most plants and flowers, although you can get away with just a few pot plants here and there if you like.
  • Plant a vertical garden. If you don’t like the view from your garden or want to make your garden more private, plant a vertical garden up the sides of the fence. If you’ve got the budget, pay someone to do this for you, but if not, you can also buy vertical growing kits from most garden centres. Add herbs and flowers for a sweet-smelling garden.
  • If you prefer a low-maintenance garden, paint your garden fences in multiple bright, summery hues – that way, you can just let shrubs and low-maintenance plants add greenness and depth to your garden and the fencing do the talking. If you like, link the look to your seating area by painting your wooden garden furniture, too.
  • For a cute, country garden, swap your square-top garden fencing for curved-top fencing – it’ll give the garden a relaxed, vintage feel, which is just perfect for period properties. Stain the fence in a pastel hue for a shabby-chic feel.
  • If your garden feels a little bit small, one way to make it feel bigger is to use fencing with a lattice effect at the top of the panels. It’ll show off the countryside or the garden beyond and will trick the eye into thinking that the garden is bigger than it is – clever!
  • Plant trellis fencing in flower beds or toward the bottom of your garden to use almost like a room divider. Look for open-weave fencing and use it as a feature, or to mark particularly pretty parts of your garden.
  • Paint your fencing to match your decking and furniture to create a “zone” within your garden. Emphasise the feeling of space by arranging open lattice fencing over trees or shrubs.
  • For a streamlined, contemporary feel, match the garden fencing to the flooring and arrange the fencing so that the direction of the wood matches the direction of the wood on the floor. For an even more streamlined look, incorporate built-in seating using the same wood.

Source: UKTV Home

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