Discretion is often the better part of leisure, especially in the backyards and patios of residential neighborhoods. A discreet and secluded backyard setting is simply more relaxing than one that's open to prying eyes. Outdoor privacy screens are a stylish, low-cost way to create your own private retreat while enhancing the beauty and usefulness of your backyard.
Privacy may be its middle name, but don't let that fool you: The outdoor privacy screen is much more than just a barrier. It's often used to create shade in spaces that are unprotected from the broiling heat of the summer sun, divide a patio or yard into "outdoor rooms" that may be used or decorated for different purposes, or even grow climbing plants on an apartment balcony.
When choosing a screen style, you should start with the assumption that all privacy screens are also decorative screens. A screen's visual prominence guarantees that it will be a major part of your outdoor decor, so choose a style and material that will fit naturally into your yard and offer a variety of decorative possibilities.
For example, if you're looking for a poolside screen divider, fabric and teak are probably the best materials. The fabrics used in our screen dividers are treated to be sun- and rain-resistant, and we offer a variety of bright and contemporary fabric colors. Teak is one of the most durable and decay-resistant hardwoods. Teak outdoor privacy screens are an unexpectedly beautiful presence by patios and pools.
If your backyard features a garden or a great deal of greenery, then vinyl, cedar, and iron privacy screens would offer many possibilities for incorporating nature into your outdoor plans. Vinyl is a low-maintenance and highly durable material for trellis-style barriers; some of our vinyl trellises also come with a planter box.
Vines and climbing plants can likewise be grown on our trellis-style cedar and metal (specifically steel and iron) screens. With a decorative screen of sufficient size, you could even create a bower-like space for conversation and meditation, complete with a garden bench or wooden glider.