A decorative outdoor screen is a useful and attractive addition to your outdoor space, especially as summer approaches and people are likely to spend more time outside in the evenings.
These can hide unwanted elements and add style to your outdoor space.
These are five options for outdoor decorative screens.
- Prefabricated screen panels
They can be used to create privacy and transform spaces. These screens can be used to mark different areas in your outdoor space. You can create a separate kitchen or entertainment area from your lounging space or use an architectural screen for a sculpture or plant.
Outdoor screens come in many sizes, designs, colours, and textures. They can conceal things such as a water tank or bin.
You can find prefabricated screens in many materials and finishes, including powder coated aluminium, weathered steel and hardwood. Many screen designs can easily be customized to your specifications.
Plants can add a natural, lush element to an outdoor space, reducing noise and providing privacy from neighbors.
Yates suggests several good options for screening: sasanqua camellias (Buxus spp), box (Buxus spp), photinia , Murraya , and lillypilllies.
Searles Gardening recommends Pittosporum Tenuifolims and viburnums.
A vertical gardening is an outdoor screen that can be mounted on timber or other decorative screens.
- Bamboo screening
A bamboo screen can be a cost-effective option if you are looking for a natural screen. Bamboo is resistant to decay and rot, so it will likely last many years.
- Timber screening
Timber screens can add warmth and natural elements to outdoor spaces. They also look great when combined with industrial materials. Bunnings says you can choose from a range of hardwoods and palings to create a long-lasting, eco-friendly solution.
- Lattice screen
A lattice outdoor screen is a quick, simple and inexpensive option. It can be made of either wood or plastic.
Bunnings says that “lattice can be used as a screen, fence or to train plants such as creepers or vines.” It can even make a vertical garden on a balcony or courtyard.
You can also use lattice to line a water tank or garbage bin.