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October 1, 2020 Outdoor and Garden

Privacy Ideas for Decks

A privacy screen is often an essential idea in a deck plan, especially when neighboring houses sit too close for comfort or have direct views of the deck. Screens can be fence like in appearance, for ultimate privacy, or more open in design to allow light and air to filter through. When paired with an overhead covering, privacy ideas for decks can create the impression of an outdoor room. The open construction of a simple trellis offers a measure of privacy; when backed by shrubbery or covered with vines, however, it can be as effective as a solid fence.

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A raised platform deck brings a touch of Asian style to this rural location. Opaque acrylic replaces traditional rice paper in the screen panels and brings a serene intimacy to the space.

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Adding privacy along a property line can be tricky; your neighbors might not like the look of their side of your solid fence. Let lattice come to your rescue. It looks a lot friendlier, especially when hung with a flowering vine.

This small but effective privacy screen was integral to the original design of the deck and railing system. It is supported by extra-long railing posts. This circle-top screen is equally pleasant to look at from the nearby neighbor’s point of view (a curved surface always softens the effect of a structure).

Spaces planned for activities such as reading, conversation, sunbathing, or meditation should be well screened. Build walls or high fences, like the one shown here, then soften the look with climbing vines and thoughtful plant arrangements.

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A trellis along one side of this deck is punctuated by glass blocks, creating a unique privacy screen. The blocks were salvaged from an old dairy scheduled for demolition. The homeowner experimented with the pattern before tucking the blocks in here and there, leaving some openings to filter afternoon sun and wind without reducing light or fresh air.

The lattice screen on this comfy deck provides definition without disturbing the view of the adjacent garden. The widely spaced lattice offers privacy while still allowing a breezy openness.

Decks are the perfect way for your family to enjoy some relaxing outdoor space. Depending on where you live, and the proximity of your closest neighbors, you may want to create some privacy so your neighbors aren’t privy to your every movement. These privacy ideas for decks are simple, economical and stylish, and take almost no time to implement.

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