4 Practical Ideas to Improve Your Backyard Privacy

4 Practical Ideas to Improve Your Backyard Privacy


Our backyard should be a place where we can enjoy our afternoons completely relaxed in the company of our family members or friends. Unfortunately, most often this seems to be a quite tricky pursuit, so, instead of enjoying our privacy, we are surrounded by nosy neighbours and numerous passers-by. We previously discussed how to create privacy in a small backyard, but regardless of size, we all need some privacy!

So we have found 4 more privacy features for better backyard privacy.

Privacy Sails

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Similar to Shade Sails in structure but Privacy Screens are used to block the view from your neighbours. Privacy Screens are normally supplied by companies who provide Shade Sails and are great solutions for those who have a bit of room in their backyard and a bigger budget.

There is no question whether or not these screens will create privacy and the shade cloth can be changed to a colour that will suit your home best.

Finally, like shade shelters, these screens will also protect you from harmful sun rays or glare during the afternoon or morning.

A Portable Partition

backyard privacy - partition

Have you ever heard of something called a portable partition? No? Well, that’s exactly what you need for your backyard.

You can go for one made of plastic or wood and put it anywhere in your backyard where you would like to have some more privacy. Additionally, the best thing about this option is that it can be easily moved around, so wherever you decide to sunbathe, you’ll have a perfect cover and prevent your neighbours from taking a peek.

Finally, a portable partition can serve as a great disguise for a less attractive part of your yard keeping it out of your sight as well.

A Tall Hedge

backyard privacy - tall hedge

Another great solution for creating some privacy in your backyard is a tall hedge. Sometimes your fence or wall is just not tall enough, or perhaps you are lacking a wall at all! So not only will a hedge protect you from curious glances, but you can avoid building taller walls/fences etc.

A tall hedge is the best alternative since it is aa natural outdoor fence and complements your backyard greenery.

Finally, such a fence will also protect you from excessive Sun exposure and provide you with a nice shade in which you can spend long hot summer days reading your favourite book.

Be sure to look for a fast-growing hedge if this solution is for you. Some Hedges take a few years to fully form and you may not want to wait that long. Here are some you may want to consider:

  • Lilly Pilly
  • Clumping Bamboo
  • Pittosporum Tenuifolims
  • Magnolia

Curtains or blinds for your patio

If you don’t find all the previous solutions to be adequate for your backyard, give curtains a try and hang them around your patio.

This doesn’t require a lot of effort on your part and it’s an entirely affordable idea. On top of that, you can even create these curtains on your own, thus having a chance to express your creativity and be proud of yourself once the project has been finished. All you need to do is think about the colours you find relaxing and choose the one that will match your patio furniture as well. Finally, don’t shy away from experimenting a bit with some bolder patterns since they can add that final touch to your backyard and make your patio curtains serve as a stunning accessory to your backyard.


As you can see, creating privacy doesn’t have to be that hard if you know some useful tricks that can help you. Therefore, take our suggestions as an inspiration and try to find out which option works the best for you. We guarantee you that you’ll enjoy your backyard privacy more than anything else.

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