Creative Fencing Ideas for Your Garden

Fences are the backdrop for our gardens. Like a canvas, our plants, trees and other garden features create a picture – all framed by our garden fence.

There are lots of fence styles to choose from – from traditional overlap fencing to decorative garden fencing styles, such as our Paloma fence panels. Why not take a look at our decorative fencing? Just click here to view our full range. But for some, the usual choices aren’t enough to satisfy their creative vision.

If you want to make a bolder statement with your fence line, we’ve gathered lots of creative fencing ideas for how to use your fence to add something extra special to your garden.

Decorative fencing ideas:

Colour

A simple way to spice up your garden fence is to give it a splash of colour. From softer greens and blues to bright pinks and purples, there is a shade for every taste. Plus, if you fancy a change next season, just grab the paint brush and you can match the latest trends.

A garden fence painted aqua, with purple and blue trellis attachments.  A view of the right angle of a sky-blue garden fence, enclosing bushes. A pink fence, with blue fence posts, pennants and hanging baskets attached; trees above it, pots and planters below.  The top half of a fence painted yellow, bottom half green, with a blue bench with a red arm in the foreground, next to a shrub in a planter.

Artwork

If you are particularly gifted with the paint brush or even the spray can, you can use your artistic flair to create an art piece to show your personality and make a gallery in your own garden.

A wood fence with a yellow and blue butterfly and a poppy painted onto it. Brightly-coloured graffiti, including flowers, a butterfly and the message 'Make a diff', on a wood fence. A cream garden fence with a decorative black tree painted onto it. A chair and a pot in the foreground, 2 houses in the background. A drawing of a large sunflower on a garden fence.

Planters

Using unusual planters can liven up a fence. From brightly coloured tin cans to the humble welly, your imagination is your only limit when planning planters for your fence.

Blue cans, containing flowers, hanging on a garden fence, with a large planter full of shrubs in the foreground. Green and blue plant pots full of flowers, hanging on a fence. Brightly-coloured Wellington boots, full of flowers, hanging on a fence. Brightly-coloured, framed pots, containing flowers, hanging on a fence.

Lighting

Using lighting on your fence line can add real drama to your garden. Whether you use candles, solar lighting or call in the electrician, the use of garden lighting will have real impact.

A grey and blue garden fence with integral shelves containing votive candles. Blue and green lights shining on a garden fence with trellis topper.  

Add Something Different

Wheel hubs? Marbles? Twigs? Think outside the box when decorating your fence and you’ll be rewarded with a truly unique fence.

   

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