Easy Ways to Make Your Yard More Private

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If you have an outdoor space that’s beautiful, relaxing and comfy, you probably want to spend as much time as possible there. However, the peaceful atmosphere in your backyard can be ruined by noisy and nosey neighbors, traffic noise and pollution, and ugly views. But, don’t despair. If you only employ some of these backyard privacy solutions, you’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor space in complete peace.

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Go old-school with tents

Old-school tents (like those you can see at outdoor weddings) are slowly gaining in popularity. The reason behind their growing popularity is their versatility. They come in all sizes, shapes and styles, and can be very glamorous and pricey or quite moderate and affordable. But, they are perfect if you want to create a totally private indoor/outdoor space for al fresco dining and entertaining. You can also equip your tent with drapes for extra privacy. You can practically use these backyard tents as an additional room and an extension of your home.

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Natural screens

Even though it demands a little more work and dedication, landscaping can be a beautiful and eco-friendly way to add privacy to your backyard. You can use different plants - from potted plants to huge shrubs and hedges. Additionally, if you have a mature tree or a vine, you can shape it into a subtle privacy screen.

Go vertical

Vertical gardens and trellis are another great way to block unwanted views to your backyard. Even though they require care, once they grow to their maturity they will look amazing. However, if you get trellis with smaller holes, they will provide privacy even when plants are still young. If you want to kill two birds with one stone, you can ditch the trellis and opt for a vertical garden where you can plant edible herbs and veggies. This way, you’ll have both the privacy and fresh cooking ingredients!

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No maintenance faux hedge

Those who don’t have a green thumb can also use greenery to stop prying eyes from checking out their backyard. A perfect solution for you is a faux hedge! It requires no watering, no pruning, no regular shaping, plus it “grows” instantly! They come in different sizes and shapes, and can even come with sound insulation. However, you’ll be required to pay a bit more upfront, since it’s a bit pricier than the real thing.

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Go big with a pergola

If you really want to go all-in, you can build a pergola. They are costly investments, but they will transform your garden and create a perfect cocoon for you and your family. And if you pair a pergola with an outdoor fireplace, you will completely shield your backyard from view. However, if you don’t want to spend that much money, you can opt for affordable and practical commercial shade sails that will create a perfect shelter for less time and money. They provide ample privacy and sun protection, plus they come in many different shapes, colors and sizes.

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Practical curtains

Probably the cheapest way to enhance your backyard privacy is to install outdoor curtains. You can attach them to your porch, gazebo or pergola and add some extra privacy and sun protection. They are also a great way to define the space and frame your backyard, plus they filter light and create a romantic atmosphere. When installing your curtain rod, opt for the one that won’t rust, and choose fabrics for your curtain that are weather resistant. They require minimal maintenance and can stay outside all year round. When it comes to colors, you can either opt for airy white or rich pink that will provide a nice contrast with the greenery.

After you install some of these privacy solutions, you’ll be able to enjoy your backyard without thinking about noise, unwanted looks and scorching sun.

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