Much as many of us would like to live on a secluded lot, miles from the nearest neighbor, not many of us are that lucky. Enjoying time in our garden can mean the need for some privacy from the outside world. It is our respite, our seclusion. If you like to lounge on your porch, deck or patio, without prying eyes, outdoor privacy screens are for you! We have DIY patio privacy screens and ideas with easy step by step instructions.
Patio Privacy Screens
Freestanding Patio Privacy Screen
From ‘Design, Dining and Diapers‘, her DIY garden slat patio privacy wall is an easy project. Lots of instructions and photos as she completes it, step by step. This is one of those patio privacy ideas any of you can do, and it looks amazing!
Outdoor Privacy Screen Made From Doors
We LOVE ‘Tater Tots and Jello‘! (Have you seen her kitchen makeover?) Jen created this DIY privacy screen for a Lowe’s challenge, and this turned out so awesome! This outdoor screen is made from old closet doors…yes, really. You gotta jump on over!
Patio Privacy Screen with Curtains
From Melissa at ‘Polka Dot Chair‘, these outdoor hanging drapes were made from chain link fence posts. Good photos on how she did it. Great idea for a patio privacy screen with some “pretty” attached!
Hot Tub Privacy Screen
From ‘DIY Network‘, this patio privacy screen is meant to hide a hot tub, but you could use it for any backyard privacy issue. One of the perks is that it’s movable, so if one day you need to shade your afternoon tea, and the next you need to block out nosy neighbor kids… it does it all!
Outdoor Privacy Screen with Lattice
‘Organized Chaos‘ created this DIY outdoor screen from lattice, but I like their twist… it’s a hanging screen! Gives it a touch of elegance. Lots of photos, and before and after pictures.
Drop Cloth Front Porch Privacy Idea
This painted patio privacy screen from ‘Home Depot‘ was made with drop cloths. I like the idea of adding the color and the DIY touch.
Covered Outdoor Privacy Screen
Create a Cabana with drop cloths, with the full tutorial by ‘Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom‘. This looks so pretty, you have to click through to all her photos.
Living Plant Wall Backyard Privacy Screen
This patio privacy screen idea from Pinterest shows how you can use a vertical garden to screen any area of your backyard. If you want more ideas using plants, check out our post on Privacy with Plants!
DIY Outdoor Privacy Screen
This last ones my favorite! ‘Lowes‘ has a tutorial for their DIY patio privacy screens made with lumber and aluminum flashing. This looks so unique and upscale. I’d love to try it with a dark stain.