Enter a new year: 2021. We’ve been living in this new normal for almost an entire trip around the sun, and socialization and alone time have taken on a new meaning. Spending more time with family, finding different ways to be creative or just sprucing up your space to make it a little more private are all ways that you can enjoy this new normal. No matter what the temperature, getting fresh air and spending some time outdoors is essential, and what better way to do so than putting your own spin on your outdoor space to make it inviting and aesthetically pleasing.

Besides traditional deck railing, RDI by Barrette Outdoor Living offers other railing products and outdoor accents that can offer privacy to your outdoor space. There are many reasons you may want to add some privacy to your yard, such as your neighbor’s unsightly clutter or close proximity. Maybe you are looking to add some shade or protection from the sun, or trying to hide your own trash cans, AC units or mess under your own deck? Or perhaps you just want more privacy while relaxing in your pool or hot tub? Whatever kind of privacy you need, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn our tips and you’ll be enjoying a more personal and reclusive space in no time!

  1. Unsightly Views

Are your neighbors more lax than you when it comes to keeping their yard tidy? RDI’s Decorative Screen Panels (DSPs) come in different patterns and colors to filter your view. DSPs act as a screen between areas, whether it be your dining patio or your pool deck. Customizable to match your décor, use our Frame Kit to stack them 1 to 3 panels high or get creative and hang them vertically or horizontally for that perfect touch of privacy.

  1. Pool or Hot Tub Privacy

Rest and relaxation call for reclusiveness and quiet. RDI’s HideAway Privacy Railing can help you achieve just that! This railing comes in full- or half-privacy options with different color infills to match your backyard décor. It is code compliant for decks of any height and can offer some solitude for your swimming space.

  1. Shade and Sun Protection

So you’ve soaked in all the rays you can while relaxing in your pool — now you need a refreshing nap in the shade. RDI’s Lattice — a more affordable option to our DSPs —offers different designs and colors, including the privacy diamond or square, depending upon your taste. Lattice can act as a screen between outdoor areas or above railings and is available in larger sheets than DSPs.

  1. Hiding AC Units and Trash Cans

Trying to wrangle in your trash cans or conceal a bulky AC unit? These everyday necessities can be an aesthetic eyesore. Luckily, RDI’s Lattice and HideAway Privacy Rail can help spruce up your backyard by hiding things you’d rather not see – like your AC units, trash cans, recycling bins and all that stuff stored under your deck.

  1. Traditional Fencing and Fun Greenery

Looking for privacy around the perimeter of your yard? There’s always the traditional vinyl fencing that comes in a variety of colors and designs. Check out ActiveYards, our sister brand at Barrette Outdoor Living, for fence options that offer privacy, protection and style.

And of course, classic greenery as a great natural option to add some color, style and privacy to your backyard space. Bushes, shrubs and bushels of seasonal flowers such as peonies, daisies, roses and violets can provide privacy and be fun, colorful accents as well.

For more tips on how to get creative with backyard privacy, check out our Different Ways to Use Decorative Screen Panels.

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