7 Ideas To Hide An Ugly Garden Fence

7 Ideas To Hide An Ugly Garden Fence

Do you love entertaining friends but you’re embarrassed by your overgrown lawn or your ugly garden fence?

Well, the lawn is a quick fix. Just get the lawn mower out or book a lawn mowing pro.

The fence might take a little longer to fix. But if you think of it as an outlet for your creativity, rather than as a burden on your weekend to-do list, you might surprise yourself how quickly you can transform an eyesore into art.

To get you started, here are seven ideas for how to cover up an ugly garden fence:

 

1.  Paint it

 

The most obvious solution to an ugly fence is to paint it – any which way you can.

The image above shows a gorgeous blue and white painted fence, with requisite retro bicycle painted in white to match. Add a few flower pots on the ground and you’ve immediately transformed the whole feel of your garden fence into something you’d be proud to show your visitors.

The image below illustrates four floral ideas to inspire you. If you need more ideas, you’ll find plenty more on Google and Pinterest.

Garden fence murals on Pinterest (Image credit: Pinterest. Original source: Unknown.)

Garden fence murals on Pinterest (Image credit: Pinterest. Original source: Unknown.)

 

2. Personalise it

 

Add a fun personalisation theme to your painting –  with caricatures of all of your friends and family in your garden art – and maybe your visiting family won’t see your fence as boring or ugly anymore.

Garden fence of friendly faces (Image credit: FreshDesignPedia. Original source: Unknown)

Garden fence of friendly faces (Image credit: FreshDesignPedia. Original source: Unknown)

 

3. Add birdhouses

 

This garden birdhouse idea not only creates a bit of fun along your back fence, but could also attract new visitors of the winged kind. Just put some feed in your birdhouses and good luck!

Bird house garden fence art (Image credit: Royal Gardens)

Bird house garden fence art (Image credit: Royal Gardens)

 

4. Recycle bottles

 

What an awesome way to recycle bottles, cover an ugly wall or fence, and produce herbs for your cooking.

Herb garden fence Brazil (Image credit: FoodNewsie)

Herb garden fence Brazil (Image credit: FoodNewsie)

 

5. Letter it

 

This garden fence idea by Jen Bowles is simple but effective. She spelt “BLOOM” on her fence using: purchased-from-a-store letters for “B” and “M”; a salvaged staircase spindle bought for $5 at an antiques store for the letter “L”; a cranberry sifter bought at a yard sale for one of the letter “O”s; and an old wheel from a decorative wheelbarrow for the other “O”. Alongside her BLOOM, she hung some planter chairs – which look fabulous.

Bloom artwork by Jen Bowles on her garden fence

Bloom artwork by Jen Bowles on her garden fence

 

6. Mirror it

 

Got some old window frames you don’t know how to recycle? You might like to follow Liz’s ingenious idea to put mirrors in the old frames and hang them on the back fence. Not only do they look amazing, but their reflection of Liz’s garden trees only enhance the visual effect.

Mirrors in window frames on garden fence by Liz at TheBrambleBerryCottage

Mirrors in window frames on garden fence by Liz at The Brambleberry Cottage

 

7. Flower it

 

Finally, there’s always the flower option. This usually works to draw your visitors’ eyes to the flowers, rather than to state of the fence itself. The more colourful flowers, the better.

Beautiful flowers can always hide an ugly wall or fence

Beautiful flowers can always hide an ugly wall or fence (Image purchased from DepositPhotos)

 

Got more ideas to beautify an ugly garden fence?

 

If you’ve worked some magic on your own garden fence, let us know what worked for you and send a photo for us to share.

2 Comments

  1. Henry

    The mirror idea is great. We have an unsightly fence that our lounge room window looks directly out to that is in need of some jazzing up. I’ll show this blog to my wife so we can get ideas for our next project. Thanks.

    Reply
  2. Van Leeuwen

    Great article, I love these ideas! Very creative. Painting your garden fence would be a fun thing to do and creating something like number 4 is very simple and resourceful at the same time. Thanks for sharing these ideas with us.

    Reply

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