Always dreamed of having a picket fence? These houses are sure to inspire...
Traditionally associated with classic American houses, the picket fence has gradually become an English favourite. So if you’re passionate about pickets, discover your dream house with our selection of the most idyllic ones around…
The wood panelled exterior of this property is distinctly New England style; the wide front and whitewashed look paired with a beautifully manicured garden works perfectly with this picket fence. Fixing a quirky sign to your gate or fence adds a touch of fun and colour.
This picturesque cottage is reminiscent of a doll’s house, complete with picket fence! The period features such as the tiles on the roof and the brick arches above the window add real character and personality to this property. The low picket fence reflects the petite nature of this house and makes it all the more inviting..
Try mixing up the traditional look by painting your picket fence in a variety of colours. White wooden picket fences need repainting every few years, so why not add an element of fun and co-ordinate with your flowers or front door? Make sure to remove all previous paint and use a preservative to ensure longer lasting colour.
Half and Half
This urban twist on a country classic means you can have the best of both worlds. By adding a low wall underneath your picket fence you can create the illusion of height without an overbearing fence, whilst still retaining a level of privacy. Clean white against a neutral wall will give you a subtle and sleek finish.
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A stunning display of flowers running through a picket fence will create beautiful imagery in a front garden. Using the fence like a trellis, let your flowers grow in and around the pickets; the vibrant colours weaving throughout will enable your fence to become a natural part of the garden.
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