26 Cheery White Picket Fence Ideas and Designs

A gallery featuring more than 20 examples of decorative white picket fences.

Simple white picket fence in front of a gray house.

Welcome to our gallery featuring a number of white picket fence ideas for your front and back yards.

White picket fences have long been a symbol of quiet, middle class life in the suburbs, and the decorative fences are both practical and pretty.

Picket fences are traditionally white and made out of wood, although the need to constantly whitewash or repaint the fence and replace aging boards has pushed other materials into popularity and picket fences are now widely available in PVC.

The appeal of a picket fence is pretty simple: it’s a great way to keep your kids and/or pets in the yard without creating an eyesore for you (or your neighbors.) You can easily see over and through the fence, and it adds curb appeal to your yard.

Whether the fence is standalone or has beautiful foliage and flowers popping through, white picket fences are a classic way add function and interest to any outdoor space.

We hope you’ll enjoy this gallery full of 26 Cheery White Picket Fences.  See our main fence gallery for more fence ideas.

 A charming blue home with a low picket fence surrounding the perimeter of the yard. A small gate on one side leads to a walkway to the front door.

 A charming blue home with a low picket fence surrounding the perimeter of the yard. A small gate on one side leads to a walkway to the front door.

A pretty white picket fence with bright yellow blooms with lush green foliage peeping through the slats.

A pretty white picket fence with bright yellow blooms with lush green foliage peeping through the slats. Click here for our garden fence gallery.

 A PVC white picket fence with ivy pouring through the slats.

 A PVC white picket fence with ivy pouring through the slats.

A charming white picket fence around the perimeter of a stately colonial home. The gate swings open along a long brick walkway to the front door.

A charming white picket fence around the perimeter of a stately colonial home. The gate swings open along a long brick walkway to the front door. Source: Zillow DigsTM

 Another PVC picket fence in white with light purple flowers flowing through and over the slats.

 Another PVC picket fence in white with light purple flowers flowing through and over the slats.

 A white picket fence surrounding a beautifully landscaped backyard. The entrance to the interior of the yard is marked with a trellis.

 A white picket fence surrounding a beautifully landscaped backyard. The entrance to the interior of the yard is marked with a trellis.

 A wooden white picket fence separating two sections of a garden.

 A wooden white picket fence separating two sections of a garden.

Large flowering bushes hang over the top of this classic white picket fence with pickets of alternating heights.

Large flowering bushes hang over the top of  this classic white picket fence with pickets of alternating heights.

A row of manicured hedges acts as the perimeter fence, with an aged white picket fence gate at the entrance and exit.

A row of manicured hedges acts as the perimeter fence, with an aged white picket fence gate at the entrance and exit.

 A traditional white-picket fence, although a bit taller than usual, surrounding this pretty blue stucco home.

 A traditional white-picket fence, although a bit taller than usual, surrounding this pretty blue stucco home.

A white picket fence in front of hedges with a row of daffodils to the front of the hedges.

 A white picket fence in front of hedges with a row of daffodils to the front of the hedges.

 A white picket fence with simple, pretty landscaping.

 A white picket fence with simple, pretty landscaping.

 A white picket fence surrounds a tree with an old wagon wheel chained to it, giving this scene a country feel.

 A white picket fence surrounds a tree with an old wagon wheel chained to it, giving this scene a country feel.

A quaint yellow cottage with a slate roof and a short picket fence surrounding the property. Bright pink roses rail up and down the fence in spots.

 A quaint yellow cottage with a slate roof and a short picket fence surrounding the property. Bright pink roses rail up and down the fence in spots.

 A white picket fence around a backyard with a small swing from one of the maple trees.

 A white picket fence around a backyard with a small swing from one of the maple trees.

 A simple picket fence with an overgrowth of sunflowers and vines .

 A simple picket fence with an overgrowth of sunflowers and vines.

A white PVC picket fence with simple landscaping and a more rustic fence in the background.

A white PVC picket fence with simple landscaping and a more rustic fence in the background.

A view from the bottom of the fence, looking up at the blue sky.

 A view from the bottom of the fence, looking up at the blue sky.

 Another residential fence near an old lighthouse.

 Another residential fence near an old lighthouse.

 A more grand style of white picket fence, with taller pickets for privacy.

 A more grand style of white picket fence, with taller pickets for privacy.

A picket fence serving as a perimeter of a graveyard in the countryside.

A picket fence serving as a perimeter of a graveyard in the countryside.

A white picket fence in traditional wood surrounding this older home in a downtown area.

A white picket fence in traditional wood surrounding this older home in a downtown area.

A picket fence without a gate is purely for decoration and curb appeal.

 A picket fence without a gate is purely for decoration and curb appeal.

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