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Design Trend of the Month – Decorative fence panels

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Boundaries are important…but who says they can’t be fun? For this month’s design trend, we celebrate these 10 decorative fence panel projects that bring some funk to your fencing!

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1. Alternating colour schemes

First and foremost, the transformative magic of paint is one of the most accessible customisation tricks on the market.

Have some fun with your colour schemes, like this alternating pool fence design! Hot tip: for this sort of project, painter’s tape is going to be your best friend…

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2. Feature tiled fence panels

Another effective, accessible way to create decorative fence panels is with a tiled finish! Take a page out of Three Birds Renovations’ book and create a unique finish with a creative tile pattern…

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3. Timber feature panels

Mix earthy materials into your fence design with timber infills. Integrate slats along the top, play around with timber battens or invest in a whole feature bay!

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4. Decorative wrought iron infills

Looking for some classic flair? Wrought iron panels will instantly bring old-school elegance to your home.

For contemporary architecture, lineal wrought iron designs usually work best, whilst decorative wrought iron harmonises best with traditional home styles.

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5. Fence panels meet pergola

…why not have both? This stunning fence design delivers the best of both worlds, with screens that travel up and over the entertaining deck.

The result? A funky aesthetic with the functional shade of a pergola!

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6. Vertical fence panels

Lines help to create structure and elongation within architecture. In the above installation, our fence panels were installed vertically, rather than stacked horizontally, resulting in a striking vertical pattern.

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7. Expressed joint fencing feature

Further to this concept, horizontal lines can effortlessly make a fence seem longer; and consequently, a space seem larger!

In fact, our expressed joint feature has been used in many designs — including Alisa & Lysandra’s iconic Albert Park reno — to create a striking architectural edge. Who knew such a simple feature could have such a dramatic effect!

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8. Decorative screen infills

Laser cut screen panels can easily be found online — or even at your local Bunnings. For example, in this project, the customer has integrated decorative screens in the same colour as the wall, for a subtle yet striking aesthetic.

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9. Contrasting screen infills

On the other hand, some homes are born to stand out, rather than blend in. So, you can make a bold statement by integrating a contrasting screen colour to your fence design.

The mixed materials and textures in this VogueWall work beautifully with one another; smooth panels, intricate screens and timber panelling, all in one!

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10. Panel-affixed feature screens

Last, but definitely not least; decorative fence panels can also be achieved post-installation. Give your existing modular wall or fence a revamp by fixing elements to the panel itself!

For instance, the project above made use of a detailed mix of tiling, lighting and decorative screens…all achieved post-installation.

Take home message? In short, it’s never too late to add some funk to your fence!

Written by Evelyn Kandris


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