23 cheap but effective (and stylish) garden fence ideas

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Your privacy is important to you, but spending a huge amount of money on a garden fence never seems like a fun endeavour, does it? In fact, when it comes to garden fences and garden wall ideas, most people would prefer to cut corners and costs. 

With that in mind, we looked at some of the best value fencing solutions being used by professional Gardeners and Landscape Architects and collected them all in this one handy guide. Think of it as your one-stop solution for some of the best (and most cost-friendly) garden fence ideas on homify. 

If you need to blur the lines between you and your neighbours' garden but would rather have some cash left over at the end, read on and see which of these garden screening ideas is the best solution for you!

1. Woven bamboo connects to solid walls with ease

2. Natural fencing with plants works well for a softer barrier

3. Solid fencing can be cheaper if you use reclaimed wood

4. Freestanding bamboo can be cut to any size

5. Cheap pre-made panels can be improved with a coat of paint

6. Shorter plain wooden panels can be far cheaper than fancy styles

7. Chunky strip fencing can be made yourself from pallets

8. Gabions are a great way to use value materials to create something solid, impervious and beautiful

9. Low-level fencing will be very reasonable and you can paint it to improve the look

10. Decking planks can be used to create totally cohesive, linear fencing and you'll get a bulk rate

11. Open trellis fencing lets you grow climbers for a more organic privacy method

12. Pale woven panels won't make your garden feel too enclosed

13. Simple spaced wooden fencing has such a country feel to it and won't break the bank

14. White picket fences might be the stuff of cottage dreams, but it looks great everywhere!

15. Integrated fencing that forms part of your outdoor furniture creates an opaque barrier

16. Trellis panels offer a visual privacy barrier but don't block out the light

17. A wooden framework covered with artificial greenery is a modern fencing trend that offers good value for money and pretty aesthetics

18. Chicken wire fencing is almost invisible but still does the job of keeping unwanted visitors out!

19. Mesh panels look great atop solid walls, provide an extra level of privacy and won't cost a huge amount

20. Extra tall fencing will naturally cost a little more but if you opt for cheaper wood that needs treating at home, you can save big time

21. How about something funky? Perspex panels direct from a supplier wouldn't be expensive but would look amazing!

22. Marine ply can be bought from any DIY store and cut to fit even the most unusual spaces. It's not horrendously priced either!

23. Sheets of stainless steel are reasonable to buy and a simple laser-cutting job won't cost too much, if you fancy some modern fencing

Bonus: A rough and raw garden fence

How about this simple design that, thanks to its rustic style, adds to the fresh outdoor vibe of this delightful garden? See how garden fences and screening ideas don't have to be overly complicated? 

Bonus: Modern meets lush

A concrete wall with electrified fencing for security and privacy? Check! But what about some fresh lushness and touches of Mother Nature to soften that garden's edge a bit? That's where these raised garden beds with their plants, trees and fresh foliage come in, stylish altering the outdoor colour palette without subtracting from the garden (and its fence/wall) design. 

Seeking some more fresh, outdoor designs to inspire you? Then we recommend these 21 beautiful British back gardens with ideas to copy

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