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10 Amazing Yard Fence Designs

Nowadays, there are a lot of designs of the yard fence. It can be a quite difficult decision for homeowners to choose which style is suitable for their needs and house.

There are three types of fences in general. The first type one is for privacy, second is for decorative purpose, while the last one is merely functional.

A yard fence can keep out unwelcome stray animals (like dogs or cats), protect your lovely children and pets safe, and define the boundaries of your house. 

But even though a fence has many functions, it still can look pretty too. Beside its design, you can also choose the fence materials whether it is made of wood, brick, vinyl, stone, and metal.

Types of Fence Designs

Sometimes we see fences from the construction design rather than what the fence is for. The examples are rock and aluminum fences. There are also other yard fence designs include:

Board-on-Board or Shadowbox

The possible variations for this design are a lot. It has vertical materials built near together.

But unlike the usual fence, this design shows that the vertical boards are on each center of rail’s support which sprints horizontally along with the fence’s length.

That’s why the finished look and textures are more amazing. Vinyl and wood material is the most common materials for this style.

Chain Link

This fence is used to set the boundary in house backyards. It has several aims including protecting the pets and children in the yard.

Sometimes people use this type of fence to keep the vegetable garden safe from stray animals.

Post and Rail

The next yard fence is strongly related to horse pastures and ranches. Together with a simpler fence of split-rail, homeowners sometimes use them to set boundaries.

You can use a wide range of materials to make this design including vinyl and wood.

Materials of Fence Metal

Metal fences conventionally refer to a classic wrought-iron, wrought-iron, and cast-iron fences. The materials of some of the metal fences nowadays usually are aluminum.

The aluminum has a factory-coat finish that is quite durable.


Wood is the most popular material of the yard fence. It can be in so many different forms including pressure-treated lumber, redwood, spruce, or cedar.

This conventional option is popular because the wood material is cheap to build a fence. The assembly of wood fences can be made from pre-assembled panels or individual components.


The last material of the yard fence is vinyl. It looks similar to a conventional wood fence. Vinyl fences commonly have a white color.

Amazing Yard Fence Designs

1. Simple Wooden Fence

This wooden fence looks simple and secluded to keep your privacy inside the house.

The materials start from pressure-treated wood and cedar to vinyl. There are some options to decorate this fence like post caps or coordinating gates to be put on lattice panel tops.

You can easily make this fence by yourself because its design was quite ordinary.

2. Classic Style

This is the traditional American yard fence. It has a white pointed fence and the good news is, almost everyone loves this style.

The material is from vinyl which is heavy-duty commercial-grade. It is completed with amazing ultra-wide posts.

You must admit that this fence can provide both the simplicity and elegant look.

3. Classic Split-Rail Fence

classic yard fence

This is one of the most popular yard fences in rustic style. It is common to see this type of fence on a farm to protect the animals from wandering around.

Although most wooden type can be used for making the fence but nowadays, the black locust wood is the common material for this split-rail fences.

4. Astonishing Aluminum

aluminium yard fence

Metal doesn’t only make fence material looks expensive but it can give an attractive vibrant at the same time. One of the metal materials that often being used is aluminum.

Aluminum is the best choice because it offers you a long-lasting and durable option for fencing.

5. Elegant Lattice

elegant yard fence

This elegant lattice is used to decorate the fence’s panels. You can make it from natural whitewood, pressure-treated pine, or cedar.

A fence like this fits best on a wider yard.

6. Contemporary Style

contemporary style yard fence

A lot of contemporary fences sometimes has a one-of-a-kind mix between vertical and horizontal pickets to make something extremely personal and chic.

The materials are usually from vinyl or metal. It may look simple but exceptionally sturdy.

7. Post-Modern Style

post modern yard fence

Estate fencing also known as post-and-rail fencing has a contemporary look. You can make this fence by using metal, vinyl, or wood material.

8. Semiprivate Cedar Fence

This semiprivate yard fence has a stylish and cool design. There are horizontal rails in the finished look. The rails are on the bottom and the top, making it more safe and firm.

9. Stone and Rock Combination

The next design using a combination of stone and rock. This style has existed since a long time ago which usually used to protect livestock and delineate property.

This fence only piles stones inside mesh-frames made of wires.  

10. Chain Link Style

chain link yard fence

This chain link is cheap, most popular, and the easiest fence you can get. Most homeowners choose this fence for their backyard or as a pet house.

As the name suggests, the material is made of actual metal links. They have been bounded and fastened one to another.

If you’re looking for a chain-link fence that looks more lavish, then you should choose the one with a vinyl coat. This material has better longevity and durability.

But nowadays, many factories have been offering different colors of vinyl fences.

Finally, you should ask for help from your local building inspector before building a yard fence, with or without a builder.

Therefore, you can get informed about regulations related to zoning and to make sure that your yard fence is in your property.

It is also better to let your neighbors know that you’re going to build a yard fence before you begin. Make sure that you make an appropriate height of the fence.

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