Yes, we love our neighbors (what, we do!) but we equally love to exercise our right to privacy when the days are perfect to enjoy ourselves in the yard, without having anyone eavesdrop, give us curious looks or invite themselves over. On that note, if you are looking to turn your open yard into a more private space, we’re laying out a few great tips to help you do just that.
Creating privacy in your yard doesn’t have to involve concrete walls that could read offensive to the neighbors; instead, opt for creating an outdoor room by putting up a rich wood enclosure with a specific architectural flair. If you are creative, turn the building of this wooden wall into a DIY project of your own, and include all family members to help and give ideas. From vertical and/or horizontal wooden bars to curved lines and mixed up elements, you can build a chic enclosure in no time. If you’ve got trees in the yard, work with them to include them in this new “outdoor interior”. You can build a wooden floor too, from the same wood as the walls for more cohesion.
Walls of green
What works better for the outdoor space than walls of greenery and flowers around, right? This option is super easy to both build and maintain, too! Naturally, it will take some time for the shrubs, trees and other greenery to grow tall but once they do, all they need is regular trimming. Also, even though the green in this is dominant, that doesn’t mean you cannot add other gorgeous plants into the mix: plant your favorite flowers close to this living enclosure and spend your yard days enjoying the gorgeous scenery. A word of advice though, don’t block the entire view.
Intimate deck space
Built-in seating cozied up against a wood fence and a solid wood deck will look phenomenal in your outdoor space. Cautiously manicured privacy hedges will add to the lavish vibe of the space, especially if you add some ambiance lighting to go with the evening charms. Whether they are built-in lights or strings of lights swinging from one end of the yard to the other, it all works. For an ornamental vibe, add extra big cushions that can be used as a seating area when the days are clear.
Elegant and modern shade sails
Nothing beats making the most of your outdoor space throughout the whole year, does it? Looking super stylish, shade structures will lower the ambient air temperature, give the yard a very modern feel and turn your outdoor space into a fabulous outdoor ambiance. They come in various shapes, colors and sizes so you’ll be able to find a great option to agree with your home design. The sails are environmentally-friendly which comes as a great option for everyone who is environmentally conscious and wants to work hand in hand with nature.
Stylish baldachin solutions
An easy DIY option for outdoor privacy definitely falls on building stylish outdoor baldachins in your yard. They look chic, fabulous and incredibly luxurious, especially when done in a rich fabric texture and any shade of white. A perfect privacy screen that looks like a stylish pergola is an inexpensive project that will turn even the dullest of yards into a beautiful Orient-inspired space. All you need is enough rich cloth, a few strings properly tied and fixed, some sewing skill and voila – you are done!
Keep concrete stylish
If, for some reason, you really want to keep your privacy to yourself and virtually never have your neighbors have even a glance at your yard, build a concrete wall. However, no matter how much you value your privacy, you don’t want to be rude to the neighbors and be obvious in building a wall. In constructing it, play with its esthetics instead of going clean: build in different blocks, ambient lights, color it interesting, etc. That way, you’ll build a great looking structure, not make anyone feel bad and still keep your privacy, well, private.
There, the six ideas we swear by. Hopefully, you’ll make use of one of them and finally start enjoying your yard without having anyone mind your business.
This post is contributed by Diana Smith, she is a full-time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to home design and latest DIY projects. In her free time, she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.