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How to Keep a Privacy Fence from Overwhelming a Small Backyard

privacy fence in a small backyard

You want your privacy fence to complement your yard, not overshadow it!

You’ve decided that you want a privacy fence for your new home to help secure your property, protect your children and pets, and add some curb appeal to your house. Unfortunately, you also have a pretty tiny backyard. How can you stop your new privacy fence from overwhelming a small backyard?

Use Your Interior Design Knowledge

One of the best ways to deal with a privacy fence in a small backyard is by applying the same principles you would when decorating a small room in your home.

  • Keep the fence light and bright so that it doesn’t seem to overwhelm the space. If your fence looks heavy or intimidating, it will crowd the space and make a small backyard seem even smaller than it is.
  • Stick to a strict color scheme to help it blend in. Is there a color that you have woven throughout your landscaping? Consider painting your fence that color (or picking a wood that is that color).
  • Multitask with your fence décor to get storage and additional decorative value from your privacy fence.

Make the Fence the Star of the Show

If you are worried about being able to hide your privacy fence in a small backyard, maybe take the opposite approach and make your privacy fence the star of the show. Do you love gardening and worry about where your plot can fit? Make your fence an urban vegetable garden by installing pocket planters along the length. Do you have a unique collection you want to display in your small backyard? Use your privacy fence to help do the displaying.

Play Around with Materials

Unsurprisingly, certain privacy fence materials are better than others when existing in a small backyard. Wood looks beautiful in a small backyard, as it can be installed as a solid privacy fence or in a shadowbox or colonial style to let in some outside light. Wrought iron also works very well for privacy fences, believe it or not! Use beautiful ornamental vines or sweetheart roses to cover the gaps in your fence and give your small backyard a romantic feel.

Let Us Help You Pick the Right Privacy Fence for Your Home

Ready to get your perfect privacy fence installed around your residential or commercial property? Hercules Fence has extensive experience in repairing and constructing fences made out of any and every material. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they’re residential or commercial, for the right price. Give us a call at 757-316-3600 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.

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