5 Hot Ornamental Fencing Ideas For Your New Home

There is no doubt about it. New homes are just gorgeous. One can’t wait to move in and enjoy the warmth the home may offer. But sometimes the yards seem empty and to some extent, unfinished. That is where great fence designs come into the picture. If done well, they can add character to a home and go a long way to improving curb appeal. That explains why you must take the time to choose a fencing option that will complement your home. This may be hard, given that the market is awash with so many fencing options. There are however five options that stand out as not just ideal but trendy. They include:

French Gothic fencing

If you want a classic picket fence that does nothing but makes an elegant statement, then go for French gothic fencing. Each picket is fashioned to resemble a sharp spear head. For a more customized effect, have the pickets cut in various lengths and assembled intricately to form a scoop pattern between the foundation posts. This is a great way to encompass the front yard and add an element of magnificence to any garden.

Scalloped shadow box

It is perfect for those who need utmost privacy. It alternates panels that affix them to the outside and inside areas of the connective railing between the foundation posts. This easily eliminates the concept that there is an inner vs. outer side to the fencing. It, therefore, becomes easy to achieve uniformity with scalloped shadow box fencing. The added scalloped top is the finishing touch that makes the fence more than just a boundary marking for the yard.


Aluminum provides a cost effective and durable option for those who need affordable fences that can last for long. It is the best alternative to wrought iron, thanks to its simple appearance. But this does not mean in any way that aluminum fences are not appealing. They can be refined and styled with point pickets or even be smooth topped without exposing pickets. Keep in mind that aluminum does not rust. It also does not need color coating.

Vinyl privacy fencing

Like aluminum, vinyl is durable. It is a good alternative to wood, mainly because it can be designed and refined to look like wood. With vinyl fences, you will have a wide range of styles, designs, and textures to choose from. What’s more, vinyl can be colored to either match or complement the ‘face’ of your home. You also won’t have to worry about rust or washing. Simply wipe the fence and see it sparkle.

Colored chain link fences

This type of fencing has been around for decades. In fact, many residential areas feature chain link fencing. They are readily available, durable and easy to maintain. That is not everything. You will have a wide range of colors to choose from such as green, black, brown, gray and white. So the next time you go for a chain link fence, take the time to choose one that will offer you value for money.