An outdoor privacy screen is a great solution when you love spending time in your outdoor space, but the neighbors or the sidewalk are a little too close for comfort. Sometimes building a fence isn’t a good solution. In that case, create a privacy screen instead.
Need ideas? Here are 13 great-looking outdoor privacy screen designs for decks, porches, and backyards to inspire you.
A SECLUDED OASIS
You can’t relax in your backyard oasis if Bert and Karen’s deck is right there behind it. Vinyl lattice framed and attached to a pergola defines and hides the seating area. Tall bushes and plants act as living privacy screens. Let the relaxation begin!
A HIDDEN OUTDOOR ROOM
Decorative fence panels were used to create much-needed privacy on this deck. With the attractive screening, this deck becomes another room!
SEPARATION WITH A VIEW
For areas where you want physical separation but don’t want to block the view or breeze, tall framed lattice panels are a good solution. Lattice is available in a variety of patterns and colors. These lattice panels are vinyl and need little maintenance. If you want your view to feel unobstructed, choose a dark color.
A SIMPLE LATTICE SCREEN
Here, only a couple wood lattice panels are needed to create a shielded area. Here’s a hardwood composite panel with a similar design.
AN EXOTIC OBSCURING SCREEN
This exotic-looking privacy screen was built with decorative panels made of composite wood. They’re a stylish way to create privacy and obscure the not-so-attractive wall next door. Not to mention the cool shadows cast when the sun hits just right.
A PRIVATE OUTDOOR DINING AREA
A large deck is turned into a private outdoor dining room by installing wood lattice in an L shape. This low deck feels secluded (and Buddy the dog next door can't eagle-eye your burgers).
AN AIRY, SEMI-PRIVATE PORCH SCREEN
For porches with a roof or pergola, you can build a simple screen by hanging 2-foot-wide wood lattice panels. Paint the lattice to match your house or leave it natural. You’ll need to secure the panels on the bottom to keep them from swaying in the wind.
A PRIVATE OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING SPACE
These homeowners would rather not invite the neighbors’ garage doors to the party. A combination of privacy fencing and attractive wood walls built onto the deck let them entertain friends in peace.
A SECRET COURTYARD
Create a hidden courtyard with fencing. Two sides of this patio are shielded with privacy fence panels. Air and sunlight flow through lattice insets, and the gate welcomes friends. This vinyl privacy fence panel with lattice offers a similar look.
A PRIVATE GRILLING NOOK WITH A BEACHY VIBE
Unique semi-private panels form a fun corner nook for grilling and dining and create a beachy vibe. You can hardly see the building on the other side. The panel’s open pattern lets air in (and smoke out).
A SIMPLE WALL
This deck only needed one side screened. Simple wooden planks installed horizontally does the trick.
A CUSTOM LATTICE WALL
Make a custom lattice wall with strips of lath that you can paint any color you want. Turn it into a super-sized trellis by planting potted vines that will clamber up and create a leafy wall.
AN OBSCURED COZY CORNER
This deck has a wooden privacy fence on one side and short wall of horizontal planks on another to create a cozy corner to nap or read undisturbed. The half-wall's widely spaced boards lets cool breezes in.