Chain link fences are practical for a variety of reasons: they're inexpensive, easy to install, and easy to maintain. They require no regular painting or staining, and will last for many years without needing to be repaired or replaced. If you are a homeowner on a budget, a chain link fence is the perfect option for establishing a secure perimeter. In their most basic form, chain link fences have a utilitarian appearance. However, with the right decorative touches, chain link fences can also be made beautiful and visually interesting, adding to the curb appeal of your property.

1. Rolled Bamboo

Rolled bamboo comes in long panels that can easily be attached to a chain link fence. Rolled bamboo can give your front or back yard an exotic, tropical quality. It makes a great background for tropical plants and bamboo torches. With a layer of rolled bamboo attached to one or both sides of your chain link fence, your fence can help transform your yard into a tropical retreat, like a fantasy vacation destination. 

2. Vining Plants

Chain link fences are like giant trellises, perfect for growing all manner of vining plants. When choosing to grow plants on your chain link fence, you'll need to decide whether or not to grow annuals or perennials, flowering or non-flowering plants. Pick a plant that will thrive in the quality of light where your fence is located. If the fence circles the entire perimeter of your home, you may need to pick several different types of plants based on the quality of light where each section of fence is located.

Vining plants are among the most beautiful options for decorating your chain link fence, but live plants are not without their downsides. Your vining plant will need regular pruning and watering in order to thrive. In addition, some vining plants can grow out of the boundaries of your property. Speak with your neighbors before establishing a vining plant that may spread to adjacent properties.

3. Plastic Slats

Plastic slats specifically made for insertion into a chain link fence are both colorful and durable, and will last for many years. Plastic slats can be used to fill in your chain link fence with a solid color or with stripes, depending on your preference. 

These tips will help your chain link fence complement your property perfectly, giving you the secure perimeter you need, while adding beauty to your landscape as well. To learn more about how to decorate your chain link fence, visit Paradise Fencing