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Decorative Elements That Will Make Your Fence Gorgeous

Jul 26th 2015 at 10:31 PM

There are a variety of ways to spruce up your fence and set yourself apart from the crowd. Check out the options that are available for personalizing yours today.

There are tons of choices for fencing these days, making it easier than ever for people to personalize their home’s landscaping and exterior so that your house makes a statement. Still, there are even more ways to fully customize that fencing with decorations, features, and other accessories that can really make it pop. This makes a difference, because it changes an impersonal but unique piece of architecture into a part of your home in the same way that interior decorations transform rooms and make them into personal spaces. To get the most out of your yard and garden, try a few of these tips on for size, and remember to keep innovating so that your outdoor area grows to be as much a part of your personal style as your indoor decorations.

The most sophisticated ways to customize your fencing involve enough prior planning that it is best to get them done when you first get a fence installed, and these features include items like customized gates and walkways, unique designs on rails, and other built-on features. While you can have fences retroactively customized after installation if you need to, this is usually more work, so if you can get custom work done at the point of installation it’s a great idea. You can also add flair without needing it to be built onto the fence by installing an arbor or other decorative pieces over the gate and walkway, extending the look of your fence or complementing it with contrasting structures. This can be a great way to provide scaffolding for climbing plants, too, which can give your garden a more mature, grown-in look.

You can also accessorize through paint or stain, coloring your fence in a variety of styles. To preserve the look of the original wood, varnishes and stains offer options that also preserve wood fencing. Paint can weatherproof things too, and depending on how things work out with your landscaping choices, there are even opportunities for custom design schools like shabby chic, provided that you are willing to put in the work to bring them to life. It’s also possible to mix things up a bit, combining different approaches in different areas by having an accented section in more vibrant colors and another area that follows a more subdued, traditional approach to barrier decoration.

Last but not least, don’t forget that you can always add decorations by hanging items on your fencing, like paintings, life preservers in a pool area, or plant baskets and other miscellaneous goodies. These little add-ons can be done on your own time, and you can rotate them to keep your yard looking fresh.

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Author Bio

Mark advises people on fence and security techniques and industry trends. You can find his thoughts at his Livejournal blog.

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