Have a Boring Fence? Here Are 13 Ways To Make it Amazing

When it comes to keeping neighbors’ prying eyes off of your backyard or first floor, erecting a fence is generally the easiest thing to do.

But if your neighborhood is tight-knit, putting up a fence can seem a bit offensive (pun intended). If you still want to maintain a sense of privacy without the ugly side effects, here are just a few things you can do to spruce up an otherwise offputting fence.

1. Turn your fence into a wall that your kids are allowed to write on!

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful -- Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

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2. Glue marbles to it and they’ll beautifully catch the light every afternoon.

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful -- Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

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3. Hanging old trays you’ll never use indoors is an elegant way to recycle them.

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful -- Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

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4. You can do the same with vintage china.

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful -- Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

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5. Old frames with fresh coats of paint perfectly complement small planters.

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful -- Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

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6. Mirrors not only make your backyard seem bigger, they’re also a beautiful touch.

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful -- Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

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7. Add an old window for an adorable effect.

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful -- Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

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8. Express your style by painting a fun mural on your fence.

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful -- Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

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9. Not only are these tin can planters adorable, they’re also super inexpensive!

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful -- Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

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10. These mason jar lights add just the right amount of ambience to your backyard.

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful -- Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

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11. You can also cover your fence with hanging planters.

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful -- Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

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12. Opt for a more modern fence idea with recycled shutters.

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful -- Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

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13. Live near the beach? This surf fence is perfect!

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful -- Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

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These fences are so beautiful and functional! Just remember, if you have a dog, these tall barriers are just asking to be broken out of (or into).

Find other fun fence ideas here!

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