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7 Stylish Ideas to Create Privacy in Your Garden

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If you’re fortunate enough to have your very own garden space, you’ll know it’s the perfect place to enjoy your very own natural oasis and escape from the city noise and buzz.

Still, if you find it difficult to completely relax in your garden due to the lack of privacy, you always have the option to boost the said privacy with various garden design and landscaping projects.

From small gardens to spacious yards, you can create the perfect outdoor space fit for your needs with plenty of privacy and stylish vibe.

Home improvement blogger Kevin Jefferson from PlainHelp is on hand to show you how…

Hide Your Garden with Fences

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This is the obvious step most people will consider when it comes to boosting the privacy of their garden area.

Garden fences can look very stylish when matched with the general style of the house.

But, if you wish for something more unique, painting the fence into a bright colour or even getting all artistic with the paint design can turn out beautifully.

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Consider a mural wall

Regardless of whether you go with fences or walls, you can create the stylish private environment you want.

If you plan to go with walls instead, definitely consider murals or something along those lines for decorative purposes.

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Use Plants and Trees as a Screen

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It’s easy enough to pair greenery with fences and walls if that matches your ideal look.

Why not take the concept one step forward, however, by growing plants across an arbor for a beautiful summerhouse style retreat?

Of course, sometimes plants and trees alone are more than enough to achieve the privacy you need.

This is especially effective for those of you aspiring to create a London garden look.

For instance, pleached trees may take a bit more of your effort but look absolutely stunning and provide a great deal of privacy – together with shade.

Evergreen hedges are also a popular look, especially since they add the touch of greenery all year round.

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Mix Modern with Whimsical

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It’s important to have your garden designed the way you and your family will be able to enjoy it the most. And if that means mixing the modern vibe of a small urban garden with the whimsical and shabby chic-like greenery, so be it!

Actually, such a combo can look truly wonderful, especially if you don’t have much space for trees and hedges.

Essentially, climbing plants as well as a living wall can effectively boost the privacy of your oasis while adding the whimsical yet contemporary touch thanks to the popularity of the trend.

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Add a Deck

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There’s nothing quite so relaxing as being able to sit back and unwind on your own deck with a comfortable seating area surrounded by greenery. It’s true that adding a deck may require initial investment, but it’s definitely worth it.

When you hire professionals to build your deck, make sure to inform them about your desire for privacy.

That way, they can include design elements that can properly protect you from curious eyes.

Furthermore, you can add more privacy around the deck by using potted plants and a raised bed for extending the height of plants.

These can look very stylish and creative when it comes to the pot designs and the choice of plants.

Utilise the Screens

Balcony Privacy Screen, Amazon, £9.99

In case your garden is really small or you simply want something more interesting and unique for your garden balcony, definitely look into the available screens.

Actually, screens for gardens are a thing and you can find plenty of different designs and patterns made of adequate materials for the outdoors.

Not only do these screens add a proper dose of privacy to your garden area but they also look positively gorgeous.

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Reduce the Noise


As you can imagine, plenty of greenery as well as garden fences/walls are already very effective when it comes to noise reduction.

However, when you want to create a garden that will look and feel perfect and reduce the noise as much as possible, definitely consider adding a water feature.

Fountains and ponds are a great way to spruce up the look of your garden, add a stylish and personal touch to the outdoor space and it can also minimise the noise from the streets and the neighbours quite efficiently.

After all, privacy is not just about who can see you and vice versa, but also about having a noise-free environment.

Layer Your Plants


In general, tall plants such as verbena bonariensis work best if you want to add privacy to your garden.

But, using just tall plants may not add the green and “wild” look you’ve been hoping for.

In that respect, do your best to create layers with your plants, flowers and shrubbery.

That said, plant your greenery in rows so that they all differ in height, from the tallest to the shortest.

If you really want to follow the most stylish trends, monochromatic flowers is the way to go.

Gardening is very beneficial for mental and physical health. Working even a little bit in your garden can improve your mood considerably.

However, if you don’t really have a green thumb but you still want to enjoy the beauty of a green outdoor space, you can always hire professional gardeners and landscapers. You can discuss the best options for you with them.

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Kevin has gone through an extensive home renovation with his son, which he has both thoroughly enjoyed, and dreaded every morning. He is now the proud owner of half his dream house (the other half has been waiting for spring). You can read more of Kevin's work at PlainHelp.