Outdoor Gallery Walls and Privacy Screens to Give Your Backyard Seclusion With Style

 Find ideas for decorating the vertical space in your outdoor room. 

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Vintage Mid-Mod Stained Glass Screen

This outdoor space features a vintage metal and stained glass screen that the designer, Grant Henry found on Craigslist and immediately made a road trip a couple of states over to pick up. The patio area is just off of Henry’s living room and is perfect overflow for entertaining. No surprise that Henry decked this area with an iconic mid-mod Petal table and Bertoia chairs. 

Portrait Gallery on the Hedge

This delightful patio in England is the perfect spot for afternoon tea. The towering garden hedge that serves as an organic art gallery wall comes complete with an outdoor TV screen and audio system. Design by Cool Gardens Landscaping Ltd.

Eye-Catching Bowls

A wave of colorful dishware adds a pop of personality to the blank beige walls. Dishes are smart choice for outdoor art because they can withstand humid weather, they can be painted to match your outdoor furniture, and they can be very affordable. 

Paint Outdoor Wall Art

No need to stare at a plain fence or privacy wall, paint a patterned backdrop that will add interest anytime of year. 

Framed With Drapery and Plants

Taupe-toned outdoor drapery and hanging plants pull the eye upwards and add a sense of privacy to this homey space, making it a great spot for the casual get-together.

Surf Ceiling

If your outdoor space is covered, don’t forget to decorate the ceiling. These surf boards look ultra cool suspended up above, and the ceiling is just a handy place to store the boards. 

Yard Divider on the Edge

This privacy wall is artistic and unique in itself, but the addition of beautiful artwork makes this outdoor space a showstopper. 

From: Jeffrey Tohl and Jeffrey Tohl

Outdoor Succulent Wall

This vertical planter turns a blank exterior wall into gorgeous piece of living art. Succulents clustered by type gives the arrangement a gradient effect.

Kaleidoscope Wall

For a dramatic outdoor space, colorful Plexiglas panels are used to divide this rooftop deck. The panels not only look great, they provide privacy and a little shade. Design by HGTV fan PHLpavilion.

Planter Boxes

Spilling over with fresh foliage, hanging planter boxes are ingeniously used to create a privacy screen for this outdoor conversation area. Hanging plants are a great way to ensure privacy while allowing a space to remain open and airy, just what you want for comfortable outdoor entertaining.

Etched Window Panels

Decorative windows provide privacy without offending the neighbors or blocking out natural light the way a full-blown wall would. 

Outdoor Shiplap Style

The paneled privacy wall gives this open-air space a cozy vibe.  The multi-colored panels and turquoise lanterns break up the monotonous tones.

Upcycled Window Wall

Old windows are used to extend the height of a backyard brick wall. The windows help give this outdoor pizza kitchen it's super cool industrial vibe. 

Add Something Fun

Hanging plants help frame this outdoor space while straw hats and cheery pops of bright color lend a touch of whimsy.

Rusted Metal Wall Screen

A rusted metal screen conceals pool equipment, enhances privacy and adds character and texture to this Southwestern backyard.

From: Eric Spry

Pretty Potting Bench Storage

A variety of white crates filled with colorful flowerpots makes for an eye-catching display and handy storage.

Fiesta Fiesta

Planters adorn the walls of this Puerto Rican-inspired outdoor room. The vibrant-colored wall panels add a fun pop perfect for any outdoor fiesta. 

Living Artwork

The frame around this large piece of artwork is made of a variety of succulents. Plants as wall art is a perfect solution for a screen porch or covered patio because unlike standard artwork, you won’t have to worry about the weather ruining the artwork. 

Foliage in the Retaining Wall

Three vertical gardens were integrated into a wood retaining wall to appear like a gallery wall.