The primary function of having an exterior wall is to mark your property’s boundary line and maintain privacy. They are seldom considered as important design elements. It is only when you see a mansion with an intricately designed metal fence, you realise how much it contributes to the building’s façade. So, if you want to set your home apart from your neighbours, then you should take a look at some of these boundary wall design ideas for your home.
First, we will take a look at some of the best materials for your boundary wall.
Best Boundary Wall Materials
Here are some materials for boundary walls that you can consider to enhance curb appeal.
- Stone tiles
We will now discuss how these materials can create a stunning boundary wall design for your abode.
Hands down! Stone is indeed the best natural exterior wall material that gives a stylish finish and also provides a sturdy framework to the boundary wall. It gives a mansion-like feel to your house. Nothing beats the durability and timeless appeal that a stone wall can exude in marking the boundaries for your property.
If you want it to be cost-effective, yet stylish then you can also use stone tiles or stones embedded in cement, in a decorative manner for the outer wall. The basic structure of the boundary wall can be made of some other material, while placing geometrically-cut stones and mosaic patterns into a plastered wall. But if you prefer a solid and durable outer wall that also promises a grand palatial entrance, fit for a king, then choose stone over other boundary wall materials.
Bored with the old concrete boundary wall? This creative yet simple boundary wall design idea can breathe new life into your house without breaking the bank. In fact, it is so cost-effective that it has gained popularity within a short span of time.
PVC panels were at first used in the inner walls of the residential unit, but now PVC panels are also used to clad the outer walls of a house. It is made of plastic and comes in various colours and designs. The waterproof ability of a PVC wall makes it an ideal choice for boundary walls, especially in areas where it rains more frequently. Quite easy to install and requiring zero maintenance, PVC panels, in short, give a modern and contemporary outlook to your abode.
A brick fence is a traditional outer wall, being used since ages. The red bricks itself add a rustic element to your abode. With bricks installed in the exterior boundary wall, you can create a wave-like shape to make it stand out or go for a stepwise design. Homeowners also add coloured glass inlets to break the monotonous brick wall.
Metal jaalis or mesh frames give a mansion-like appeal to your abode. They also act as perfect privacy screens while at the same time creating openness. If you have a low boundary wall, then go for metal screens that will increase the height of the exterior wall. The light perforating through the metal jaali looks elegant.
A rocky boundary wall is well-suited for a house in the woods or in a mountainous terrain. These rocks are big boulders placed by heavy machinery to demarcate a property’s boundaries. Homeowners also go for small rocks and convert it into a boundary wall. You can create a scallop design to beautify the exterior wall. Place spiky cactus plants in the front yard that will compliment the rocky exterior. Just like stones, rocks are durable and sturdy.
Best Boundary Wall Designs for Your Home
Boundary walls should not be drab and dreary. How about using these walls as a canvas and turning them into beautiful extensions of your residential unit. Here are some boundary wall decorations you should consider.
- Paint a mural
- Insert a niche
- Add a water feature
- Vertical garden
- Use raised flower beds
We will now discuss these creative boundary wall design ideas in more detail.
Paint a mural
One of the easiest ways you can decorate a concrete boundary wall is by painting a mural on it. Be creative – go for abstract or floral prints – depends upon your liking and the overall architectural style of your house. If it is contemporary, then an abstract design would go well with it. But if you have a traditional house, then paint big trees and a floral garden. You can also add a wooden window or a jharoka for a charming entrance.
Insert a niche
Use a patch in the boundary wall for your creative musings. Go for a circular niche and use stucco to give some artistic touch. You can use any design you like and the particular insert will break the monotony of the grey boundary wall. Perhaps, if you don’t like to spend a lot on beautifying your boundary wall, then use old tyres and cut them in half. Recycle these tyres to create hanging pots that you can place on the boundary wall. Plant colourful petunias or phlox and space out these hanging pots for a beautiful boundary wall decoration.
Add a water feature
The sound of flowing water adds a sense of calm and tranquility to the ambience of your house. Some people add a water feature to the inner side of the boundary wall. The spouting fountains embellish entrances and give a dramatic effect to your otherwise simple outdoor setting. You can also add a water feature on the boundary wall facing the outer area. Create a water wall, near your front gate and highlight the feature by using appropriate lighting.
There are plenty of benefits of having a vertical garden to decorate your boundary wall. You can’t use the entire boundary wall for this purpose. Dedicate a small portion of the outer wall, preferably made of stone to give a rustic décor and choose from a variety of succulents. Use appropriate lighting to highlight the vertical garden.
You can also grow a creeper and it will cover the grey boundary wall with its refreshing green leaves.
Use raised flower beds
For instance, your house is on a mountainous terrain, then mark your property using big boulders and rocks. These are immovable and usually placed using cranes and heavy machines. Once the rocks have been placed, you can colour some old tyres and plant flowers in it. Place these tyres between boulders to create a stepwise raised flower bed. It would look like a house from a fairy tale!
These designs for your boundary wall are ideal for your dream home. You can also check out these stylish main gate designs for an attractive front elevation. If you have enough space in your front yard, then read our detailed piece on how to decorate your front porch. For regular updates, subscribe to the Zameen Newsletter appearing on the right hand side of the page. Stay tuned to the Zameen Blog, the best real estate blog in Pakistan. Give us your feedback at email@example.com and we will surely get back to you.