Outdoor Spaces: 10 Ideas for Creating Privacy

One of the most coveted features of an outdoor space is privacy. While not all homes are already set up with ultimate privacy, thankfully there are plenty of ways to add it. There are options for every budget and size of space that don’t compromise on style. When making a choice for privacy, consider the style of your home and your personal needs for the space such as shade and maintenance. To help inspire you, here are 10 ideas for creating privacy in outdoor spaces.

Creating Privacy in Outdoor Spaces

1 White sheers suspended from supports offer privacy and style in this quaint backyard and are inexpensive to install.

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Southern Living

2 A beautiful trellis is a quick way to add a lot of privacy to a yard without installing an entire fence. It is stylish and gives you the opportunity to hang art, flowers, or even grow a vine.

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Better Homes & Gardens

3 A wood installation defines this outdoor dining area. Shelves hold candles for ambiance and curtains add softness and privacy.

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My Home Ideas

4 Tall hedges offer complete privacy and create a lush oasis that requires a bit of maintenance but looks very upscale.

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Better Homes & Gardens

5 Outdoor curtains are a great design choice as far as style goes and can also supply plenty of privacy and shade.

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HGTV

6 Roman shades offer a similar look to curtains with a slightly more natural feel. They can be rolled up or down depending upon how much shade and privacy you need.

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Better Homes & Gardens

7 Jamie Durie had a creative idea to use a “hanging garden” to create privacy and add color to this outdoor space.

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HGTV

8 A section of shutters create an upscale privacy element in this bright patio that can be opened and closed as needed.

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Southern Living

9 A water feature may not add visual privacy, but it can definitely help drown out noise from your neighbors and help keep them from hearing you.

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Style at Home

10This installation with wood slats is very versatile, giving you the opportunity to hang plants, curtains, or art to create privacy and style.

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Food Network

Creating more privacy in your outdoor space will not only help you enjoy the space more, but also help entice buyers more if you plan to place it on the market.

Peggy
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Comments

  1. 1

    Nancy says

    We are so blessed with Arbor Verde the previous Owner put in, thanks for sharing your ideas with the furniture placement is such a space.
    Huggs, Nancy

    • 2

      Peggy Pardo says

      I love arbors, Nancy. How lucky you are that your house came with one. Glad you enjoyed the post! :)

  2. 3

    Melanie says

    Loving that first picture Peggy! Love the look of the sheers, so fresh and airy! Okay, now I am ready to get outside a create a different space.

  3. 5

    Cheryl Khan says

    Love it. This is especially great when you live in California where the houses are built a few feet from each other. Sometimes applying some of these concepts can actually improve the look of your outdoor space unintentionally. You can even use them if you aren’t trying to add privacy necessarily.

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