Your home is a reflection of who you are, and the colors and décor you use help showcase your style and personality. Why not extend the same idea to the fence? Whether you love bold colors or vintage pieces, the space around your house should showcase the type of people who live there. Unique fence features are a great way to make an attractive statement around the yard. An electric perimeter security fence sizzles all on its own, but the following suggestions will make wooden, chain, vinyl, and metal fences pop.
Give It a Facelift
When your fence starts looking old and drab, it could just use a power washing. From there, a new coat of stain or paint can take years off the look of your fence. This is also a good time to identify and repair any broken fence boards or posts.
Install Bird or Bat Houses
Your fence is designed to keep unwanted wildlife out, but by mounting bird and bat houses, you’re sure to add some visual appeal. Conventional birdhouses can be added by installing a horizontal shelf on a wooden fence. As long as the fence isn’t climbable, you can use it as the base or backdrop for a pole that holds a birdhouse. Mounting a bat house to your fence will help reduce the number of mosquitos and other unwanted bugs in your backyard.
Light It Up
By adding lights to the fence, you can illuminate the yard and deter bugs away from the deck or patio. How you light your fence is up to you — you can use clear lights or colors, solar lights or spotlights. Fairy lights cast a warm glow, and solar candles in mason jars can hang from your fence as a decorative feature.
Add Plants and Greenery
Plants are great for breaking up the monotony of your fence. You can keep it simple with planters, or use your fence structure to build a vertical garden. Adding latticework or a trellis creates a space for climbing plants to grow, adding color and beauty to your fence. If your fence has posts, you can use the gaps to install potted plants.
Personalize with Decorative Accents
The decorative accents you pick should be able to withstand the elements without rotting, rusting, or getting ruined. Accent pieces made from glass, wood, ceramic, iron, or pewter all do well outdoors. If you use metal pieces, be sure to coat them with a rust-proof sealer first to prevent them from staining your fence.
The options are endless for decorating and sprucing up the fenced areas of your property. If your fence needs repairs, refinishing, or you’re ready to upgrade to a new fence construction, get in touch with America Fence. We provide free estimates and consultations and take pride in our high-quality fence work. Contact America Fence online, or give us a call today at 770-931-4077.
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