Composite Fences: 10 Ways To Customize Yours

Installing some new Ecoscape composite fencing panels will already give your home a fresh new look, but if you want to take things a step further, then there are plenty of things you can do to spruce up the area around your new composite fence.

In this piece, we will provide you with 10 different garden fence ideas that can allow your composite fencing to look even better. These are, however, only some ideas for inspiration; you can also get creative and think of your own garden fence ideas that will improve the look of your home.


1. Choose A Neutral Colour And Make Your Outdoor Space Stand Out Instead

Here at Ecoscape, we currently have three different composite fencing panel colours, with two more set to arrive in summer 2022. The colours that are currently available are charcoal, graphite, and walnut, all of which have an elegant and neutral look to them.

While they might not be the most exciting colours around, many people prefer to draw attention to other parts of their outdoor space, and choosing a neutral colour can make this a lot easier.

Brightly coloured plants and flowers can then stand out as the main attraction of your garden design, as they can highlight the natural beauty of your garden. You can also go a step further and choose some garden furniture that is a lot brighter in colour.

While we here at Ecoscape really like the look of our composite fencing panels, they should definitely not be the main attraction of your outdoor space, as a garden fence should be slightly understated so that the rest of your outdoor decor can do the talking.


2. Hang Plants And Other Ornaments On Your Garden Fence

If the area around your composite fencing only has grass, paving, or decking below it, then your outdoor space could look a little bland. Digging up the area to make a flower bed can take a lot of unnecessary time and effort, and placing large flower pots on the ground below your fencing can also take up a lot of space.

Hanging ornaments and flower pots off of your fence posts can add some character to your composite fencing and make it look more alive. Air plants and plants that can droop down below their pots and over your fence material will be a great choice, as they should be able to thrive in these conditions. A fence post will also provide a great place to hang them from.

Hanging some empty bottles and wooden sculptures on your garden fences can also give it a cosier, lived-in feel. You can basically hang anything from your fence or fence posts, so long as it isn’t too heavy and has a hook or something else to fasten it down; otherwise, your ornaments might get blown off your fence if there are strong winds.

A great idea would be to place these items in the corner of your fencing below some garden furniture, as it can bring the area to life and give you and your guests something nice to look at while you are enjoying some fresh air.


3. Create A Garden Nook With Your Fencing

You can get very creative with the corners of your composite fencing, as there are many great ways you can use a section of outdoor space like this. One of the best ways to use a corner space against your garden fencing is to create a seating area.

This can be done with some composite decking boards for the seating and backrest, and you can make it more comfortable by placing some cushions on both the seating and backrest sections.

You will not need all that many decking boards, and you’ll also be able to order them through Ecoscape, so they can arrive at the same time as your composite fencing panels. It might be a good idea to get a professional to install them, though, as fitting them may be slightly more complex than just a decking or fencing project.

If you want to get really creative, placing some raised flower beds behind your seating area can make it look more natural and provide the area with some extra greenery.

Placing a coffee table in front of the seating area will also give you and your guests a place to put drinks and appetisers down, which can make it great for entertaining if you’re having people over for a dinner or garden party.


4. Stick To A Colour Scheme

While you may think sticking to a colour scheme will be boring, if you’re looking for a more modern and clean look, making sure that your garden furniture, garden fence, gates, and paving all match with one another can go a long way.

An example would be if you chose graphite composite fencing to match your dark grey paving, light grey garden furniture, and graphite composite gates. While this may seem rather bland, it can tie your outdoor area together and make everything look slightly more uniform.

While going crazy with colour can be fun, it can also make your area look overwhelming and messy. Choosing a garden fence design and colour that matches your home can go a long way in making your home look more contemporary.


5. Decorate Your Fence With Outdoor Lights

Placing some outdoor lights, such as fairy lights, on your fence panels can give your home a lot of character in the evening, as this will allow you to see both your new composite fencing and the perimeter of your home more easily.

If fairy lights aren’t your thing, then you could also install some spotlights in the ground in the middle of your fence panel sections. This way, the light will only shine up on your fence panels and won’t cause any light to shine through your windows.

There are plenty of solar lights on the market that will be excellent for this very purpose, so you won’t be running up any exorbitant energy bills, but you’ll still be able to illuminate your outdoor space nicely.


6. Place A Decorative Screen Over Your Fencing

If you aren’t a huge fan of plants and don’t want to go through all of the efforts of digging beds for them, planting them, and watering them, then there are still a good few ways you can spruce up an area without them.

Placing a decorative screen over a section of your fencing can demarcate the area and make it feel different to the rest of your garden. If you have an outdoor entertainment area, then this would be a great place to put it.

There are many different decorative screen designs on the market, and you’ll be able to choose from a few different materials. We recommend using a decorative metal screen, as it will provide a better contrast when placed against your fence than a wooden screen.

If you want to decorate this section of your fence further after you’ve placed your screen, then you could place some potted plants or a flower bed if you don’t mind the extra effort that comes with it. Succulents are great low-maintenance plants that are extremely hardy and don’t need all that much care.

You could also even place some artificial plants in front of your decorative screen instead if you don’t want to worry about looking after extra plants.


7. Attach A Trellis To Your Fence

If you like the idea of some greenery in your garden, but don’t have much space to place large flower pots or dig flower beds, then there are still ways that you can flex your green thumb.

Placing a trellis against your fence that houses climbing plants can be a great way to make use of the extra vertical space that our privacy fencing offers.

You will easily be able to purchase a trellis from almost any nursery or home improvement store, and you will also be able to find hanging plants from almost any nursery as well.

This will not only brighten up your fencing but also make it look more alive. Dark fence panels will look great when they are contrasted against some brightly coloured plants and flowers.

We recommend planting some tumbling ivy or some scented jasmine on your trellis to make the area not only look nice but smell nice, too!


8. Match Your Garden Buildings To Your Fence Panels

If you’ve just installed your composite fencing, but have not made any changes to the look of your outdoor buildings, then the aesthetic of your home might be a little off.

A great way to get your home and outdoor buildings looking uniform again would be to install some composite cladding on your outdoor building. Here at Ecoscape, our cladding and composite fencing range come in the same colours, and, once again, you’ll be able to have it delivered in the same order as your composite fencing.

This will make your outdoor building and home look more uniform, as you’ll be able to match it with your fence. However, composite cladding offers more benefits than just being able to match the colour of your home and outdoor building to your fencing.

Composite cladding can also improve the insulation of your home, which will make it cooler in summer and warmer in winter, so it can provide you with both fashion and function.


9. Place An Outdoor Kitchen Against Your Fence

After you’ve had your Ecoscape composite fencing installed, you will likely want to make use of your outdoor space a bit more, so you can see and enjoy your new upgrade.

If you don’t have an outdoor entertainment area already, then you should consider building an outdoor kitchen, as they have become extremely fashionable in recent years, and your new composite fencing can be a stunning backdrop for it.

Installing a barbecue against your fence will keep smoke away from your home, so you won’t need to deal with any smokey smells if you like to use charcoal or wood when you barbecue.

You’ll easily be able to place rails or hooks on your composite fencing, so you’ll easily be able to hang utensils or even a spice rack against your fencing. You can also add some hanging ornaments to give the area a little extra character.

So if you want to take your outdoor entertainment area to the next level, placing an outdoor kitchen against your composite fence can make all the difference.


10. Place Raised Beds Against Your Fence

If you are concerned about privacy and don’t want your neighbours to see and hear your every move, then installing some raised flower beds around the perimeter of your garden can help you achieve this.

Planting some hedges in these beds can add some extra soundproofing to your home and outdoor area, and you can also install some higher composite fencing to add even more privacy.

This may require you to get rid of your existing concrete posts if you have them, but you’ll easily be able to replace them with composite fence posts to complete the look of your garden.

Installing your fencing inside your raised beds can also give it some extra height; however, you’ll need to have installed your raised flower beds first before this can take place.


Get Your Composite Fencing Panels From Ecoscape

If upgrading your fence has been a long time coming, then why not consider composite fencing from Ecoscape? All of our composite products are made with recycled materials, are extremely durable, and are very low maintenance.



Is composite fencing more expensive than wood?

Composite fencing does cost more than timber fencing initially; however, you will end up saving money in the long run by not needing to purchase any maintenance materials.

How long do composite fence panels last?

Ecoscape composite fencing panels come with a 20-year warranty, but composite products can last even longer than this if they are cared for and maintained properly.

Do composite fences fade?

Composite fencing usually fades to become a few shades lighter a few weeks after it has been installed; however, the colour will stabilise after this, and it will take years to fade any further.


Final Thoughts

There are a great many ways to customise your composite fencing to make it your own. These are just some garden fence ideas and suggestions, as the possibilities are endless, as long as you don’t void your warranty!

Gary is the founder and CEO of Ecoscape UK. Gary graduated from Liverpool JM University in 2007 with a 2:1 in Economics. A passion for innovation, design and sustainability, Gary has put to market numerous wpc products/systems, some of which have UK and European registered designs. Outside of work Gary enjoys spending time with his family, the great outdoors and watching Manchester United.