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20 designs of boundaries and fences to protect your home in style

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Protecting a home is something that should be given priority, especially since the present scenario makes it a necessity. However, there’s no need to be overdramatic when designing boundaries and fences. They should protect a home, define the limit of one’s property and provide privacy, but this doesn’t mean that they can’t look beautiful too!

You can get creative while designing a fence or boundary for your home. Keep in mind that it is an element that the neighbours and passers-by see when they view the home from the street, so it has to look good.

In this ideabook, we show you 20 designs of boundaries and fences so you can choose the one you feel will protect as well as beautify your home.

1. Asymmetric geometry

If your home is designed with geometric elements such as straight lines, cubes or angles – a typically modern style, then a fence with an asymmetric pattern can add a stunning and balanced look. Use a neutral colour that blends with the rest of the home.

2. Wood slats

modern Garden by Cue & Co of London
Cue & Co of London

Open-Plan Kitchen/Living Room, Ladbroke Walk, London

Cue & Co of London

Wood always brings a warm and cosy look, and it never goes out of style. It can work with almost any design theme and adds a lovely natural element to the boundary.

3. Rustic wood finish

Unpolished wood in a metal frame is a great idea for a fence in a garden area as it lends a charming rustic vibe to the space.

4. Iron with nature

Wrought iron is a good choice for a fence and is often combined with brick for a classic look. However, you can get creative with it and make designs, like this nature-inspired tree pattern that brings a modern element to the brick boundary wall.

5. Brick boundary

Butterfly Fields: rustic Houses by Nuvo Designs
Nuvo Designs

Butterfly Fields

Nuvo Designs

The earthiness of wood makes it a popular choice of material for a boundary wall. Besides adding a warm feel to the exterior, it also introduces texture, giving the home a classic look.

6. Resistant WPC

Wood Plastic Composite or WPC is a sturdy and weather-resistant option to use for the fence. Its composition is 60% recycled wood, 30% recycled plastic and 10% fire retardant material, making it a popular choice. Since it resembles wood, it’s pretty too.

7. Wood, concrete, stone and tile

modern Garden by Modulor Arquitectura
Modulor Arquitectura

Vestíbulo de Recepción Exterior A224

Modulor Arquitectura

Modern fences use a combination of materials to create a stunning effect. In this picture, the main fence is made of natural stone on which concretes planters are arranged at three different levels to create space for a lovely garden. Additionally, redwood slats and grey stone cladding make this wall eye-catching!

8. Green fence

A natural option for a fence is to cover it with greenery. You can do this by either placing racks on the wall or hanging pots from them. This ensures that as the plants grow, their roots do not damage the wall.

9. Artificial vegetation as the fence

If you like the natural look, but aren’t a fan of the maintenance it takes, artificial vegetation is a good option. You can use it to add colour, shapes and designs without a single drop of water!

10. Concrete and glass

modern Garden by Aralia
Aralia

Chelsea Creek—copyright St George Plc

Aralia

Glass is an ideal solution when you don’t want the fence to block a lovely view. Keep it sturdy by framing the glass with metal that is embedded into the concrete structure.

11. Iron with wood and stone

Creating texture by intelligently using a combination of materials makes the boundary or fence more attractive. In this home, the stone wall on one side and the wood slats on the adjoining wall are connected by a black metal door in a modern design, creating an interesting feature.

12. Wood and more wood

minimalistic Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Small, low maintenance garden

Yorkshire Gardens

One can never use too much of wood, especially in an outdoor area as it is a natural material. A slatted wood wall blends well with the tree in the garden.

13. Metal on the top

 Rock Garden by Hábitas
Hábitas

Nocturna del jardín recién plantado.

Hábitas

An ordinary wall can be given a stylish boost by placing metal bars on top of it, like in this photograph. It helps to break the monotony, while enhancing the safety of the home.

14. A charming lattice

A lattice fence works well for creating a partition between two spaces. In this picture, it separates the garden area from the home.

15. See through

modern Garden by EcoEntorno Paisajismo Urbano
EcoEntorno Paisajismo Urbano

Casa Z-26. Jardín interior con celosía metálica.

EcoEntorno Paisajismo Urbano

This modern design features a metal fence with blocks in between, which leaves the area partially exposed so that one can view the pretty garden behind it. This is a good solution for partitioning spaces without blocking views.

16. Fence of poles and bamboo

Bamboo brings a relaxed look to a space. Combining bamboo reeds or sticks with metal adds a casual vibe to the fence, giving it a warm and welcoming feel.

17. Iron on wheels

A fence doesn’t have to be stationary. It can be put to work, like this metal fence with horizontal bars, which has wheels that allow it to slide open and shut.

18. A fence with lattice work

A lattice fence can also be used as a sturdy boundary wall, especially when it is made of a reinforced concrete cast that ensures that the home’s security isn’t compromised.

19. Stone and steel

Stone is a rustic and vintage material, while steel is sophisticated and modern. However, combining the two can bring an elegant look the home’s façade.

20. A wall with coating

Let’s not forget about wall coatings. An ordinary wall can be beautified by cladding it with classy ceramic or stone tiles. In this example, the tiles have a metallic sheen that gives a modern feel to the boundary wall.

For some interesting designs for wall coatings, see this ideabook.

Which of these designs will you pick for your home? Respond in the comments.
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