Outdoor Structures That Make Spaces More Private and Inviting

Looking for a little privacy in your backyard? May is the perfect time to begin those outdoor projects in the yard that you've been dreaming about all winter. Like devising a beautiful attraction to hide an unsightly area or wall, or turning your backyard into a private escape.  Garden structures such as trellises and fences can serve as the perfect backdrop for dividing outdoor living spaces, provide privacy, and serve as points of interest in a landscape.

From simple to more complex, browse these garden structure ideas for inspiration and beautiful DIY projects.

Photo by Arrow Land + Structures

Freestanding trellis act like a garden wall. When covered in climbing plants, these trellises bring privacy to the seating area and define the outdoor space.

Photo by Your Space By Design

In addition to adding privacy, fun sections of wall trellises for vines to grow on soften walls and fences, and can stand-alone or cling to the side of a building.

Sections of fence make excellent decorative boundaries, usually with details matching the home or landscaping, and add more privacy.

This privacy planter is constructed using canisters, making it easy to roll around from space to space as needed. Step by step instructions can be found at this link on This Old House.


To divide a space, add privacy, and green-up a patio or garden area, I like the idea of using planter boxes with trellis.  See this link at Wood Magazine for a free downloadable plan to make this beautiful planter box for approximately $170.

We've been tearing up our yard to re-plant and landscape severals areas.  I'm anxious to complete several of these outdoor projects this summer. What outdoor projects do you have on your "Honey-Do List" for this year?

Have a great day!


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