22 Creative Lattice Fence Ideas for Gardens and Backyards

Check out our list of 22 creative lattice fence ideas for home gardens and backyards, showing the fresh and fun ways these can spice up any yard.

5 Ways to use Leftover Lattice Fencing Indoors

Throwing out left-over lattice panels from your fencing project really shouldn’t be an option. Not when there’s lots of ways to use them up around the house. If you’re using wood lattice you’ll find that easy to work it and paint. With Vinyl lattice, assuming you didn’t do your fence installation yourself, you will need a circular saw with a sharp blade. You will also need to use a primer on it before painting.

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Make a Photo Frame

Cut a piece of lattice panel to your preferred size, or use a full square lattice panel, paint it a pretty color and hey presto – you have a home for your photos or mementos. Before you paint it or put anything on it, you could also use it to stencil a crisscross pattern on your walls.

Photo frame for collage made from lattice fencing

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Pet Gates

Does your dog chase your cat? Or you need to keep them out of your way while you’re working around the house. Use some leftover lattice attached to wooden supports and you have yourself a couple of pet gates.

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Make a Feature Wall

I love houses with character. A new build that’s built to look old is perfect but the real McCoy is great too. Adding lattice to a wall is a wonderful way to add a bit of character to an otherwise plain area. You can add it to one wall or go mad and do the whole house. You can also use lattice panels as the basis for a living wall.

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Bring the Outdoors In

Use your leftover lattice fencing to bring out color in a room. This lattice has been painted white and, combined with the fresh green underneath, it gives the room a very summery feeling. And, it’s pretty as well! I’d love to see it in a summer room or conservatory.

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Make a Headboard

Yes! The lattice fencing panels are perfect for use as headboards for beds. Whether you use them singly or string some together for a large bed, you can pretty them up however you like with paint, accessories, lights, whatever you want. And they can look gorgeous.

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So, there  you have it. Lattice Fencing panels are not simply for your backyard, and are far more versatile than you might think. For DIYers they can provide year-round entertainment.

22 Creative Lattice Fence Ideas for Gardens and Backyards

 

Small garden patio with a latticed fence surrounding the terraced garden.

If you are looking for a classic, appealing, and easy option for fencing, lattice fencing is your best bet. Lattice fencing is most often found in gardens and patios, but can be used almost anywhere.

Lattice fencing is a classic style of fence, with many different uses, depending on your needs and space. The versatility and aesthetically pleasing nature of the lattice panels make it a favorite for gardens, fences, and patios alike. But don’t stop there. It also adds interest and depth to plain siding or create a focal point for your garden. If you’ve got vegetables you can use lattice instead of trellis to support your taller plants.

Another advantage that makes lattice fencing a staple of gardens, is the ease in which plants can climb it. Many lattice fences become verdant garden walls covered in vines. A vine covered lattice works well to accentuate a flowerbed or vegetable garden.

Lattice is also often used as freestanding dividers, archways, and walls in yards. This is an interesting method for breaking up an open space, or creating a flow and motion to your outdoor areas.

Pros:

  1. Cost – Wooden lattice fencing is a very affordable option when compared to other kinds of wooden fences. Other kinds of fences can cost up to twice as much as a simple lattice fence.
  2. Versatility – There are countless uses for a bit of lattice. From waist high garden walls to 6 foot perimeter fences, the wooden lattice fits almost anywhere. And after you install your fence, there are a multitude of creative projects that can use leftover lattice.
  3. Plant friendly – The lattice fence is an amazing option for climbing plants and gardens. This is why lattice fence is a perfect fit for plant lovers and people looking to build a verdant lively look.
  4. Ease – Lattice fencing is easy to install and work with. Whereas other fence options can be quite labor and time intensive, lattice can be a fast and pain-free installation process.
  5. Appeal – Lattice fence is aesthetically pleasing. For this reason it is a great option for porches and front yards. Placing a lattice fence in the front of your house is a great way to boost your curb appeal.
  6. Complementary – Both wooden and vinyl lattice plays well with others. There are very few styles that will clash with a well-used lattice fence or wall. Existing fences can be accentuated and added upon with lattice fencing.

Cons:

  1. Privacy – Because of the nature of the lattice, there are visible holes in the fence. This can be a problem if you are looking to have complete privacy from your fence.
  2. Durability – Lattice fence is not the most durable kind of fence, and therefore cannot take as much abuse. So if you need your fence to withstand any kind of extensive strain, you should consider a different option or be prepared for regular maintenance.
  3. Maintenance – It is important to check your wooden lattice fence for signs of mildew, rot, and damage. When these things happen it increases the chance of further reducing the durability of the lattice. And when the lattice breaks, it can be complicated to replace a small portion of it, and it may come down to replacing entire sections of the fencing.

The best thing about lattice fence compared to a solid wood fence is the cost. Wooden Lattice fencing ranges from $20-$60 per linear foot, as compared to a solid board fence that can reach higher than $100 per linear foot of coverage (Source: Cost Owl). Vinyl is even cheaper at $12-$24 per linear foot.

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This rough lattice fence has a nice unfinished rustic look.

This rough lattice fence has a nice unfinished rustic look.

A lovely white privacy fence with a decorative lattice top. Purely lattice fences are rare in residential areas, as privacy is often the chief concern.

A lovely white privacy fence with a decorative lattice top. Purely lattice fences are rare in residential areas, as privacy is often the chief concern. Source: Zillow Digs™

5-lattice-fencesOn this rooftop patio, the lattice is used to extend an existing fence, and provide the vines with a tall area to expand.

On this rooftop patio, the lattice is used to extend an existing fence, and provide the vines with a tall area to expand.

This backyard features an Asian style narrow patio bordered on one side with a decorative latticed fence. The top of the lattice panels are scalloped.

This backyard features an Asian style narrow patio bordered on one side with a decorative latticed fence. The top of the lattice panels are scalloped. Source: Zillow Digs™

This vine-free lattice works well as a waist-high gated fence.

This vine-free lattice works well as a waist-high gated fence.

Thicker slats provide a more durable version of a typical lattice fence, seen here surrounding this quaint garden and patio.

Thicker slats provide a more durable version of a typical lattice fence, seen here surrounding this quaint garden and patio.

A traditional use of lattice fencing, accompanied with vines and flowers.

A traditional use of lattice fencing, accompanied with vines and flowers.

Wooden privacy fences are much more common than lattice, but lattice is used as a decorative element in many yards to dress up a plain fence

Wooden privacy fences are much more common than lattice, but lattice is used as a decorative element in many yards to dress up a plain fence.

Here's another example of how lattice fences are used as decoration on top of privacy fences. Another notable element of this backyard is the zig-zagging bench along the planting beds.

Here’s another example of how lattice fences are used as decoration on top of privacy fences. Another notable element of this backyard is the zig-zagging bench along the planting beds.

This stylish lattice fence provides this pool area with an interesting visual component.

This stylish lattice fence provides this pool area with an interesting visual component.

A low and short lattice fence outlines this property, allowing the blooming bushes just inside of the yard to be see from outside of the property.

A low and short lattice fence outlines this property, allowing the blooming bushes just inside of the yard to be seen from outside of the property.

This home's property is bordered by two different styles of fences: on the sides visible to the street, picket fences are used, while the side of the home that is shared with the neighbors is bordered by a privacy fence with a lattice border.

This home’s property is bordered by two different styles of fences: on the sides visible to the street, picket fences are used, while the side of the home that is shared with the neighbors is bordered by a privacy fence with a lattice border.

Even lattice with a smaller opening between slats can allow the vines to crawl and line the sides of overhangs.
Even lattice with a smaller opening between slats can allow the vines to crawl and line the sides of overhangs.
A clean lattice fence divides this space without blocking too much visibility.
A clean lattice fence divides this space without blocking too much visibility.
This rustic and natural looking lattice fence backs some flower bushes.
This rustic and natural looking lattice fence backs some flower bushes.
This is a simple and clean lattice fence with an arched gate.
This is a simple and clean lattice fence with an arched gate.
A tall lattice fence gates off these planters from the rest of the yard.
A tall lattice fence gates off these planters from the rest of the yard.
A garden has overtaken nearly all of the lattice fencing in this verdant sitting area.
A garden has overtaken nearly all of the lattice fencing in this verdant sitting area.
A garden has overtaken nearly all of the lattice fencing in this verdant sitting area.
Another garden well on its way to overtaking this secluded courtyard.
Lattice serves to accentuate the top of this solid privacy fence. When not on its own, lattice fencing works well with almost every other kind of fence.
Lattice serves to accentuate the top of this solid privacy fence. When not on its own, lattice fencing works well with almost every other kind of fence.
A high white lattice fence punctuates this well kept garden.
A high white lattice fence punctuates this well kept garden.

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