14 Patio Wall Ideas That Will Make Your Outdoor Space More Attractive

14 Patio Wall Ideas That Will Make Your Outdoor Space More Attractive



Not every patio offers a panoramic view. When you’re enjoying your summer days and nights, you don’t want to look at bare walls or cracked plaster. Luckily, there are many ways to revive the patio wall. We’ll show you a few ideas for the spring season—from wood paneling to vertical beds.

1. Green Patio Wall

Ivy, wild vines and other climbing plants make dull patio walls disappear behind lush greenery. Some need a trellis, while others hold onto the facade with suction cups. Apart from visual advantages, this green patio wall also improves the micro climate and the ecological balance.

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Climbing plants will hide the dull wall, and improve the air quality

2. Patio Wall Made of Wooden Slats

Another great idea to cover your patio wall is to use wooden slats. You can even form a bench with storage space and extend it to create an outdoor kitchen. Wooden slats are hype in today’s architecture. But their timeless look also makes them a good alternative for the facades of older houses. You can also lay them horizontally, but then they are more prone to moisture. The side effect of wood cladding is its thermal insulation function.

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Wooden slat wall creates a cozy atmosphere

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You can place such privacy screen to cover a dull wall in your patio

3. Vertical Gardening Beds as a Patio Wall

Vertical gardening beds are an alternative to climbing and container plants that we can find more and more often. It will take some time to install them, but the unusual decor is worth the effort. Vertical beds improve the air even more effectively than climbing plants—especially if you use moss because they filter large amounts of pollutants from the air.

vertical gardening beds 14 Patio Wall Ideas That Will Make Your Outdoor Space More Attractive

An easy way to hide a dull wall is by hanging different-sized gardening beds on it

4. Simple Patio Wall Decor

Another easy way to improve the look of the terrace or patio wall is by hanging one or more décor elements, for example—planters, fairy lights, or a (weatherproof) work of art. Experts recommend wood paneling or metal frameworks as a basis—then you can redecorate it more easily. By the way, it’s not too late to install a nest box either!

geometric staghorn fern boxes 14 Patio Wall Ideas That Will Make Your Outdoor Space More Attractive

Another wall decor idea—geometric fern boxes

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Cleverly hide a dull wall by hanging planters

5. Corrugated Aluminum as Wall Cladding

This classic building material has been experiencing a renaissance for several years. For many homeowners and architects, corrugated aluminum no longer stands for temporary garage roofs but facades and a light industrial touch. You can expose the corrugated aluminum’s charm by combining it with warmer elements, such as wooden surfaces.

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Corrugated aluminum works as a privacy fence in this cozy patio

6. Colored Facades

An obvious but often underestimated option is a colored wall. You can then decorate it with a combination of outdoor furniture and plants. On this balcony, a bright sky blue is a perfect background for social gatherings.

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A creative way to revive your patio—colorful walls

7. Patio Wall as a Seating Area

This solution fulfills several functions at once—the wall disappears behind attractive wooden slats, where you can integrate seat and patio lighting.

wooden cladding and seating area 14 Patio Wall Ideas That Will Make Your Outdoor Space More Attractive

You can get even more creative by hanging vertical planters on the wall or installing additional lighting

8. Wall Cladding Made of Corten Steel

This trendy material has many advantages. First of all, it is durable and hard-wearing, looks modern, and at the same time natural and varied thanks to its uneven patina. Like other wall cladding, it is advisable to mount the steel plates as a curtain-type, rear-ventilated facade (VHF). A gap remains between the wall and the masonry (or insulation layer) so that rainwater can run off and moisture can escape.

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A perforated Corten steel wall as a patio decor element

9. Hedge

Perhaps the most popular and easiest way to make a patio wall look handsome is to use grasses and tall shrubs. The most beautiful wall is nature itself. The lilac and other flowering shrubs are perfect for the hedge. Bamboo looks good on almost every patio, and you can also use it as a privacy screen.

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Hedge will provide a lot of privacy to your patio, and will also attract wildlife

10. Gabion Wall

Gabions consist of wire baskets, which you then fill with stones and occasionally with tree trunk sections. They are easy to maintain, store heat, and are environmentally beneficial because they create insect habitats. If you find the puristic look in their original state too hard to get used to, you have many other design options. You can use dry stack stone without mortar, or you can fill gabions with colored stones and combine it with vertical beds.

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Gabion wall is easy to install and will look great in any patio

11. Burnt Wood Patio Wall

Another alternative for a dull patio wall is burnt wood. Although a bit expensive, but durable material. It will provide total privacy and will add a minimalist look to your outdoor living space.

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Burnt wood wall provides total privacy

12. Combine Furniture and Plants to Create a Patio Wall

If you don’t like the idea of decorating your patio wall, you can revive it by using furniture and plants. Install a seating area, and add plants behind it, like shown in the example below.

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A perfect example of making a white brick wall more attractive by using patio furniture and plants .

13. Perforated Brick Patio Wall

This type of wall is one of the most expensive and will require some time to install. But the result will be fantastic. A perforated brick wall will provide both privacy and aesthetic pleasure. You can add hanging pots or other decor elements to make it even more attractive.

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Perforated brick wall provides privacy while also letting in the light

14. Play With Lighting

If you don’t have much time or a big budget, you can improve your patio wall by installing lighting elements. It can be simple garland or ground lights that will make your wall more attractive.

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Garland lights will make any patio look better