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Five of our Favorite Fence Styles

Updated Septer 14, 2020

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 2020.

Five of our Favorite Fence Styles for 2020

First on our list, a board-on-board style vinyl privacy fence. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to appreciate the space we call home. For this reason, many people have opted to build a fence to extend their private living space into their backyards. We love the privacy of this board on board fence style along with its clean, modern lines and low-maintenance material.

Second on our list is a two-tone wood fence. 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.

New to our list this year – black vinyl fence. Dark fence colors are on-trend this year, and for good reason. The dark colors blend into the environment and allow other design elements, furniture and landscape to pop. From a practical side, they typically don’t have to be cleaned as often.

Next up – a French Gothic Spaced Picket fence. This traditional fence style continues to top lists because it works with a variety of home styles and instantly upgrades curb appeal. Choose a cedar color for a natural look, or paint it for a classic white picket fence style. A spaced picket fence is also a great way to keep kids and pets safe in the yard.


Last but not least, our final favorite and a classic lattice-top fence panel. This style serves its purpose as a privacy fence but offers extra design detail. Use it to create a privacy outdoor space for family and entertaining. This style is widely available in wood and vinyl options.

Want more fence inspiration? Check out our Pinterest page!

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