The fence is a structure used to completely or partially separate or enclose any space, especially in the outdoors. The type of fence used can speak a lot about the landscape and add aesthetic value to the architecture. We will be discussing the functional benefits and design language of the material, along with some additional tips on saving money by smart use of the material.
A wide range of materials can be used to accomplish the task, but we will be talking about ideas and designs of the Wooden fence in this article. We promise you to leave your mind with ideas which not only serve the purpose but are also beautiful to look at and compliment the architectural style of the house, leaving you with a spectrum to choose what is best for you.
Here’s Our Pick for the 21 Best Wooden Fence Ideas
1. Fence with Flower Bed
This beautiful fence is more of a visual barrier than a protective one. If beauty is a priority, this is an excellent fence around flower beds and gardens or when you want to keep a trained pet out of your garden. This can be a great DIY that will enhance the look of your yard.
2. Fence with widely spaced posts
This fence, with widely spaced posts with a flat top, gives a minimal look. If you have a pool, you would probably want a fence around it. Depending on the location of the pool priorities differ, most people prioritize privacy if it is in direct contact with an unknown property. This looks great; otherwise, if you keep a safe distance between the fence and pool, considering the material is wood.
3. Fence With Climbers
This is a perfect example of a balance between beauty and function. Gives a great warm and welcoming urban look and accomplishes giving privacy. Cleverly usage of plants to create an organic look to the otherwise grid-like design, to complement each other.
4. Unpolished Wooden Fence
The type of wood used becomes an essential element in this design. It’s a great design with a pattern atop to give an elegant look with the needed privacy. Great idea for properties where the area to be covered is not very large as a lot of material can be used.
5. Keep it Simple
A great design for people who need a raw, organic, but sturdy look with a bold statement. Partial visibility is an excellent benefit of this design. A great way of marking the boundary so beautifully. But this will work great if the area to be covered is not very large as the material consumption will rise dramatically.
6. Dried Bamboo Fence
A relatively simple design using natural bamboo arranged with minimum gaps, significant for the countryside or ones who want to give a natural and raw look to the landscape and achieving the function of visual partition, while letting the light enter semi-partially.
7. White Picket Fence
The traditional white picket concept with rounded top-post, can also be used with sharp triangular top posts with longer boards according to your need. This is a widespread fence variety, usually found in suburban homes, featuring uniformly spaced wooden boards, making it subtle and elegant.
8. Naturally warped cross-posts
This particular kind, adds a statement, with naturally warped cross-posts. Great look with lesser material best for mid-large-sized properties. Suppose temporary untreated wood can be used.
9. Build-in Selves
A warm-toned high fence with build-in shelves and light source to give a contemporary look making it a perfect fit for apartments in urban areas. The horizontal planks are giving a sleek look and hiding the dominance of the exceptionally tall wall-like fence.
10. Widely Spaced Boards
An astounding garden fence with widely spaced boards with hooks for additional functionality. This is an enhancing feature that can be added to most of the other fences as well.
You can make it enjoyable by adding your DIY plant posts made out of plastic bottles or try vertical plantation after making sure that the fence has a sturdy base to ensure stability. The only limit here is your imagination.
11. Criss-Crossed Plants
This is an excellent example of experimentation of two styles, the alternating planks with the criss-cross pattern shaped beautifully at the top. And using the material to fit the elegance of the space, featuring a latched gate in the center.
12. Horizontal Beams with Vertical Post
Here is a fence featuring three horizontal beams with the regular spaced vertical post, one of the cheaper options, most suitable for large properties as this design uses horizontal planks. This is commonly called the rail fence and is usually used around farmlands and a more significant landscape.
13. Criss Cross Planks
Here you can see the use of two materials simultaneously that is the wire, which is replaced with barbed wire to intensify the security. The other visible material is wood, giving structure and volume to the design with a crossed lank design. We save material, horizontal planks can also be used, but they will reduce the stability of the structure a bit.
14. Bricks and Steel
The usage of various materials is a good idea because the advantages of all materials can be used to a more significant benefit. As long as on this picture, you can also see how tinted glass and metal is used on the first floor, and this is how different material can add a different value to reinstate meanings. A visual hierarchy can be observed in the design.
15. Small Textured Wood
Here the use of a fence is to create visual awareness/alertness. Accordingly, it has been designed, using minimal material to bring is the fragility while complementing the architecture of the space. The balance of blending in and standing out has been precisely achieved. Even the texture of the material of the fence is kept raw, ironically increasing the sophistication of the property.
16. Covered with Nature
Plants have been used as a secondary material to achieve visual opacity between the two spaces. Plants efficiently cause a visual disparity, at a lot of places like on the divider of roads. It looks beautiful and organic using natural material; many times, artificial plants are used to fulfill the same purpose. You can use the same principle to make a canopy in your yard.
17. Horizontal Wooden Planks with a Stone Base
This is a fence on the first floor. You can see two beautiful combinations here, first is many horizontal wooden planks with a stone base. The little gap in the planks let the airflow. It has fixed lights that add to the urban look. Secondly, towards the end in the right can be seen diffused glass with a wooden frame, it’s great for natural light to pass.
18. Wood Plank in Metal Frame
Zero spaced horizontal wooden plank fixed in a black painted metal frame, not only does this look sturdy but also is that strong. A bold and bright design statement of privacy and security.
19. Raw Wood Fence
A typical garden fence is featuring untreated wood—texture and design on top of the post to enhance the view.
Here the “jaali” has been used as an element of the fence you van experiment by alternate usage. Or another great idea is to play with a source of light to create patterns in the area.
21. Wooden Frame with Bamboo
Creative use of wooden frames with bamboo. The visual dominance rose here due to the vertical usage of thin bamboo sticks and makes the wall look taller.
Here are the three things that you need to know before deciding
Utility- What is the purpose of your fence? Is it for privacy reasons? For a safety measure, and if it is for safety, is it for saving your garden from deer safety or to stop a child from falling safely? You know best the reasons why you want to put up a fence, and utility decides how much sturdy the structure needs to be, the dimensions of planks and gaps, the thickness of the material. The utility is a driving factor in many decisions, not only for design but also for budget.
Budget- Having decided on the utility, you may have a clearer idea about the range of money you are willing to spend? It also depends on the length to be covered. Fence installation is priced per meter or foot, usually. So the longer it is, the more it costs.
Aesthetic- Once the above two factors are apparent, you are exposed to the range of styles that fulfill the function and fit your budget. Think of what do you want your property to portray because designs speak to the owner more than the viewer.
The most commonly used fence material is wood. As this article is about wooden fences, let us go through the merits and demerits of the material,
- Pocket friendly in the short run.
- It adds excellent aesthetic value.
- Reasonably simple to fix.
- Versatility comes with.
- Suitable for paints
- Using wood for the large property is not environmental friendly.
- It needs frequent maintenance, in humid areas, and during monsoon.
- The cost of replacement over the years with the need for frequent maintenance adds up.
These were the 21 ideas we feel cover a variety of functions and aesthetically pleasing styles from ancient classics to contemporary ones, to give you the modern feel. The easiest way to decide which one to go with is, list down your needs according to priority, write down your budget, narrow down your favorite styles and now try combinations to match the list, and in no time, you got the one for you. Rather than picking an idea directly, it always works better if you try to mix and match two or more styles, experiment, and make it your own, fitting your need.