Pretty and Private: How to create privacy at home without sacrificing on appearance
It’s not uncommon to live in close proximity to neighbors. Maybe you love your neighbors, maybe you don’t. Either way, sometimes it’s nice to just have a little privacy. If you practically share a balcony with your neighbor or feel as if your neighbors are watching your every move, consider creating a pleasant and private area to relax outside your home. Here are some ideas to help get you started.
Hang curtains on your porch or balcony to create a pleasant barrier as well as keep the sun at bay. Check out this DIY curtain project.
Trellis with Shelves
Whether you buy one or build your own, a trellis with shelves is a pretty way to display plants. Create your own mini garden by growing potted tomato plants and kitchen herbs.
A garden wall is a simplified version of the above project. You can purchase trellis slates from most home and garden stores and then simply plant vines, such as ivy and moon flowers that will naturally spread throughout the ‘wall.’
Large Pots with Plants
Don’t want to wait for plants and trees to grow high enough to actually create a barricade? Take up space by growing plants in large and decorative plants.
Make it New Again
Use old doors, screens, and windows to create an artsy wall of privacy.
Bamboo is a great natural fence material. It grows quickly and is very durable. Click here to read everything you need to know about the plant.
Making an outdoor theater is easier than it sounds. It’s also a fun way to build a wall of privacy in your yard.
Outdoor gazebos range in price from $250.00 and up. Here are some affordable ones. Gazebos are a surefire way to create privacy in your yard. However, they also take up a fair amount of space.
Privacy isn’t just about sight, it’s also about sound. Worried about your neighbors listening in on your conversations? A garden water feature can help disguise the sound of voices and create a peaceful vibe.
A metal art plate is an attractive way to create a barrier between you and your neighbors. You can customize your own or shop from a wide selection here.