Adding Privacy to Your Deck

Wooden privacy porch with furniture, kids' play area, and a covered grill, framed by urban greenery.

Why adding privacy to your deck?  There was a time you could kick back in glorious solitude right in your backyard. Then the family next door cleared some trees on their lot. And on the other side, the neighbors’ new master suite includes a second-story deck with nice views, into your yard. Suddenly, you feel like you’re living in a fishbowl. As larger houses occupy ever-smaller lots and the demand for outdoor living areas grows, privacy is at a premium. And it’s not just about prying eyes invading your space you may want to shield your view of your sunbathing neighbors and block out their chatter.

Here are some ideas for getting some more privacy in your deck:

Fabric deck privacy screen straps to your existing railing.

A deck privacy screen quickly attaches to your existing deck railing. You feed a zip tie through the metal grommet and secure it to your railing ,easy.If you have people coming over in a couple of days and you want to add some privacy to your deck quickly, this is a great option.

Sure, if you’re standing on your deck, people may still be able to see you, but if you’re sitting down having some drinks on your deck or balcony, then people from below aren’t going to see every move you make.

Rolls of artificial hedges make a good Deck Privacy Screen

Expandable faux ivy privacy fence rolls and other artificial hedge rolls can be an easy way to add privacy to your raised deck railing. Simply unroll it, and zip-tie it to your existing railing. They are one of the simplest and quickest deck privacy screen ideas.

Lattice Privacy Screen with Pergola

The first type of privacy screen you can combine directly with the railing design of your deck is a lattice. Here, the model that we choose doesn’t consist of the structure only but also a pergola. When you use lattice as a privacy screen, you do not need to do a big renovation. You can install it by attaching it to the existing rail.

The addition of pergola as a pair for the privacy screen in the design does not only create a fab. It also provides shade that can make the place more comfortable to use, especially on a sunny day, without entirely blocking the outdoor feel there.

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Louver Privacy Screen

Do you know what a louver is? It is angled horizontal slats, which function is for blinds or shutters for windows and even doors. Louver design allows the flowing or air and indirect light to the deck area. That is why it is also an excellent option for a deck privacy screen that you can install directly on the railing. Besides, the particular design also looks nice, traditional deck with rustic louver screen.

Bamboo Privacy Screen

When we talk about privacy screens, including the one meant to use to give your deck railing coverage, bamboo is a material you should not forget. It has a naturally beautiful look, and it even comes with plenty of other benefits.

The bamboo screen is also a versatile material that you can use in so many ways and different locations. It also has strength and durability so it will be fine for you to it to add privacy in the railing design behind the grill or stove you place on the deck.

Tempered Glass Privacy Screen

Another material you can choose for the privacy screen of your deck railing is tempered glass. It does not only make the outdoor space to be a private area, but it also offers elegance. Usually, when creating a privacy screen with this material, it will be unity with the railing no matter whether they are in the same height or not.

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