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Until recently homeowners never really gave their fence a second thought. Thought of as just a necessity, homeowners usually tend to just go with a traditional plain wood fence. In this blog, we will go over ways that you can give your fence character.

Your fence is often the first thing that visitors or passers-by see when looking at your home. Since it outlines your house and yard it is befitting to give it some character.

Since your fence does serve many purposes you always want to make sure to repair and replace any damaged boards or sections.

Plants, Flowers, and Foliage

You can easily complement your fence with natural elements. This will not only make it more appealing to look at it will help it blend in. By adding some plants, flowers, and foliage around the bottom you can create a garden effect all around the perimeter of your yard. If you have a traditional wood fence staining it a darker color will really make the green foliage and colorful flowers pop against it.

If you have a vinyl or aluminum fence adding trees at varying points around the panels and particularly at gates will give a very finished look to the interior or exterior of your yard.

Painting Party!

Although it sounds weird to paint your fence (and we are not just talking about white) it is a new trend.  Homeowners have started experimenting with painting their fences bold colors.

Just keep in mind that to keep the full effect you will have to touch it up quite often just like your interior walls.

When it comes to painting your fence, you can really have a lot of fun. Consider mixing and matching it to your homes exterior or completely contrast it.

If you are not quite brave enough to try on some bold color, there is always the proverbial white fence. This is always a classic clean look that melds with any existing home exterior.

Focus On The Top

With a traditional wood fence most homeowners are familiar with dog earring pickets. Instead of keeping with this traditional cut you can get creative like doing a wave pattern.

You can also customize a fence topper of your own to add as an extension to your pickets.

If you have a vinyl or aluminum fence some of these lines have these prefabricated to easily add.


All fences no matter the material have one or more gates. Really accentuating them will also had add some detail to your fence. Putting an arbor or pergola is one practical idea. These can further be decorated with vines and flowers.

Planter Boxes

Attaching planter boxes mid-height around the entire interior of your fence can really elevate your landscape. Whether you are sitting on a patio or on a deck the extended view will be out of the ordinary.

There are a lot of ways to spruce up your fence line. These are just a few. Don’t be afraid to get creative and personalize your fence. It is something that you look at every day even if you are inside!

If you need to replace some fence boards, build from scratch, install a fence, or do anything else that requires fencing materials, get in touch with Cedar Fence Direct. We are a wholesale to public company, and would be happy to assist you in getting the materials you need and a great price!


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