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Five of our Favorite Fence Styles

Updated January 30, 2019

Posted by Ashley VanderWall

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Have you been dreaming of a fence that will help you create the ultimate outdoor hangout, a private retreat or a safe area for your children and pets? Imagining what that fence might look like?

If you're looking for some inspiration, read on. We list five of our favorite fence styles that are on trend for 2019.

Five of our Favorite Fence Styles for 2019

Dog Ear privacy fence continues to be one of our favorites. It's one of the most popular wood fence styles around, and for good reason. Its classic look complements nearly any home style, and panels can be painted or stained to match any space. Trending this year? Pre-painted or pre-stained wood fence pickets that give you the look you want without all the extra work.

Pre-stained gray dog ear wood privacy fence

Second on our list is a fence that continues to be in style year after year - the timeless white picket fence. It enhances your curb appeal and protects your property. You can take your pick of picket style - French Gothic, Dog Ear and more. Looking for something low-maintenance? Some white picket fence styles are also available in a vinyl material.

Outdoor Essentials White Spaced Picket Fence

Another favorite that continues to top our list is mixed material fencing. Don't feel like you have to stick to just wood, or just metal. Choose a fence that has both. Mixed material fencing comes in a variety of styles - wood frame with a corrugated metal or grid infill, wood panel with a metal baluster top, and more. This fencing style continues to trend upward and gives your outdoor space a unique flair.

Wood and corrugated metal mixed material fence panel wall topper

Along with mixed materials, fences that mix colors make it on our list this year. A two-tone fence features contrasting colors on the same fence panel. Think this look is for you? You can accomplish it on an existing wood fence by painting or staining the backer rails and posts a different color than the pickets. If you're building a new fence, choose pre-painted posts and backer rails and color-treated pickets to save yourself some time and energy.

Two tone fence with Cedar Tone Pickets and Black Posts and Backer Rails

Last but not least, our final favorite and new to the list is a Horizontal privacy fence. The pickets run horizontally from post to post creating clean lines and a flat top, giving an outdoor space a modern vibe. This modern, clean look has been on trend inside the home for the past few years, and we are seeing an increased use of it in exterior applications.

Horizontal Wood Privacy Fence

Want more fence inspiration? Check out our Pinterest page!