Garden Fence Inspiration
Garden fences are practical and mainly used for privacy and security but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Think outside the box a little and you’ve got a whole load of different styles, colours, textures and shapes to play with which can really add a different dimension and a touch of individuality to your home.
If you are finding yourself reassessing your home and garden and thinking it’s time to switch up the surroundings, it could be time to take the plunge and design and or install an updated garden fence.
When you picture a wooden fence in your mind you are more than likely seeing a classic panel or slate style, perhaps painted a reddy brown or varnished. A garden fence can be exactly that or it can be so much more! Stained or stripped, rustic or refined, whatever your taste there’s the perfect fence design out there for your home that gives your garden an edge.
More than just a Fence
We all want privacy, protection and a visual appeal to our home, property and land. A fence provides all of the above and more. We tend to dedicate much time to the interior of our home, most probably because that’s where we spend much of our downtime with friends, family and alone. We probably spend a bit less time on the appearance of the exterior of our homes whether that be painting the outside of the house or keeping the garden in check (especially during winter). One element that we often don’t give enough thought or attention to at all is the garden fence, yet this feature can change the whole look and feel of the outdoor space. Yes, it is meant to be practical but it can also be used as a frame, and when done in the right way, can be a great addition to the home and visually pleasing.
The best place to start on this journey of garden fence discovery is to get inspired. Whether you prefer modern, rustic, contemporary or classic garden fences, originality and vision are key. We hope some of these tips and ideas will help you decide on the perfect style fence for your garden.
Decorative fence panels can add that little bit extra to just a plain garden fence structure. There is so much choice when it comes to decorative fencing, it really depends on the style you want to go for. From feather edge and tongue to groove fence panels with clean edges for a neat and streamlined look, the options go on and on.
To Paint or Not to Paint
That is the question… You could opt to simply treat the wood and varnish it to ensure it remains in tip-top condition and gives off that rustic vibe or you could go bold and make sure your fence stands out from the crowd with a splash of colour. And who says you have to stick to just one colour? Why not paint with contrasting colours if you really want to make a visual impact. On the other hand, you could opt for a classic black to add an air of elegance and sophistication.
Many homeowners will primarily want a fence to create or keep some boundary between neighbouring properties. To mark rear garden boundaries, solid timber fencing, such as closeboard or lap panel, is recommended. If you would like to learn more about these types of fences, get in contact with our expert team.
Make your garden fence another feature to reflect your style and individuality. If you want a simple fence that does what it says on the tin then there is absolutely no issue with that but equally, a fence can be transformed into an aesthetically pleasing part of the garden which catches people’s eye for all the right reasons.
For help and advice on getting your ideas rolling, get in touch with the team at squadron fencing and we will be more than happy to help.