Fences are the poor man's wall: they might not prevent someone from trespassing, but they'll certainly imply that you would rather that they didn't. Or as Robert Frost put it in his poem, “Mending Wall,” "Good fences make good neighbours." But does that mean you can become a better neighbour by making a better fence? Maybe!

Bored Panda has put together this list of fantastic fences to inspire you, dear neighbours, to be even better. Have a fence but no neighbour on the other side? Put a bird on it, and watch potential neighbours flock to set up shop next door! Or, if a bird doesn't do the trick, then check out some of these radical fences below. Vote on your favourite, or upload pictures of your own fencing. (h/t)

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Tree Mural Fence Decor

Tree Mural Fence Decor

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Rhon
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful

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#2

Marble Fence Decor

Marble Fence Decor

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Robert O
Community Member
4 years ago

Another photo from a bit further back would have been welcome

Mike Cassels
Community Member
4 years ago

Inan earlier age all the wee boys for miles around would have been queued up outside the fence with thier penknives to liberate the bools!

Lola Andrews
Community Member
4 years ago

Clever and beautiful

Pastel Unicorn
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh I would love to have a fence like this!

Crystal Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

What genius idea. So pretty!

Karen Cowell
Community Member
4 years ago

Mystical !!!!

Charles Laster
Community Member
4 years ago

AWESOME.

Sam VanBibber
Community Member
4 years ago

This might have been stolen from the Beer can house(Houston, Tx. ) ..all his fences and the concrete yard has marbles embedded into the wood and concrete.

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#3

Bird House Fence Decor

Bird House Fence Decor

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Mortiferus
Community Member
4 years ago

The cats will love it...

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#4

Beach Mural Fence Decor

Beach Mural Fence Decor

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Lou Wow
Community Member
4 years ago

Makes me want to be there.

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#5

Old Window Fence Decor

Old Window Fence Decor

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mother
Community Member
4 years ago

Love it!

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#6

Mirror Fence Decor

Mirror Fence Decor

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

Looked like a great idea . . . until the birds started crashing into them

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#7

Calvin And Hobbes Mural Fence Decor

Calvin And Hobbes Mural Fence Decor

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Luis Milian
Community Member
4 years ago

brilliant.

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#8

Butterfly Fence Decor

Butterfly Fence Decor

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Mike Cassels
Community Member
4 years ago

Admirably red!

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#9

Vertical Garden Fence Decor

Vertical Garden Fence Decor

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

Eye appeal to the max!

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#10

Tin Can Fence Decor

Tin Can Fence Decor

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Fatima Masino
Community Member
4 years ago

My next project ????

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#11

Flower Decor On A Fence Made From Old Shutters

Flower Decor On A Fence Made From Old Shutters

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Victoria Rey Piuma
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't like the flowers so much but the fence is awesome!

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#12

Gecko Carved On A Fence

Gecko Carved On A Fence

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Rhon
Community Member
4 years ago

Cute.

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#13

Vertical Garden Fence Decor

Vertical Garden Fence Decor

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John Nathan Neil Dion
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh I so love this!! All these Sedums of various species growing in squarish angular boxes - a stark contrast between the organic living things and the non-living wooden boxes housing them

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#14

Sunflower Fence Decor

Sunflower Fence Decor

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Anna Romig
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice work!

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#15

Upcycled Boot Planter Fence Decor

Upcycled Boot Planter Fence Decor

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

St. Nicolaus brought you flowers.

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#16

Mom Sent Dad Out To Paint The Fence, This Was The Result.

Mom Sent Dad Out To Paint The Fence, This Was The Result.

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Merle Kiloman
Community Member
4 years ago

So nice! I love it

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#17

Hanging Mason Jar Lights Fence Decor

Hanging Mason Jar Lights Fence Decor

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Rism
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow... Great idea

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#18

Window Fence Decor

Window Fence Decor

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Lea Wade
Community Member
4 years ago

Love this! It looks like Alice in Wonderland.

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#19

Flower Decorated Fence

Flower Decorated Fence

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JoAnn Barnes
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful!!

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#20

Flower Fence Decor

Flower Fence Decor

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Victoria Rey Piuma
Community Member
4 years ago

Very cool!

#21

Hanging Pots Fence

Hanging Pots Fence

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Marla Cundiff
Community Member
4 years ago

This would be perfect for growing strawberries!

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#22

Bringing A Little Color To My Garden Throughout The Year.

Bringing A Little Color To My Garden Throughout The Year.

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Community Member
4 years ago

Thank you! :)

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#23

Painted Fence

Painted Fence

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Rhon
Community Member
4 years ago

Cute

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#24

Blackboard Fence Decor

Blackboard Fence Decor

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Rhon
Community Member
4 years ago

This is fantastic! I wish we'd thought of this when our kids were young.

#25

Garden Door Fence Decor

Garden Door Fence Decor

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Lara de Montfort
Community Member
4 years ago

He he you can see the person taking the picture

#26

Threaded Words Fence Decor

Threaded Words Fence Decor

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KateandAllison HW
Community Member
4 years ago

Like this although the actual wording is a little cheesy for my taste.

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#27

Christmas Lights Fence Decor

Christmas Lights Fence Decor

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Anda Ţurcan
Community Member
4 years ago

Too much

#28

Plant Display Fence Decor

Plant Display Fence Decor

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Magpie
Community Member
3 years ago

yes

#29

Jar Lights Fence Decor

Jar Lights Fence Decor

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Victoria Rey Piuma
Community Member
4 years ago

Like!

#30

Wedding Day Backyard Fence

Wedding Day Backyard Fence

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#31

Flower Fence Decor

Flower Fence Decor

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JoAnn Barnes
Community Member
4 years ago

Pretty!!

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#32

Picture Frames Fence Decor

Picture Frames Fence Decor

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#33

Mason Jar Vases Fence Decor

Mason Jar Vases Fence Decor

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Merle Kiloman
Community Member
4 years ago

Good idea!

#34

Threaded Pluto Wire Fence Decor

Threaded Pluto Wire Fence Decor

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KateandAllison HW
Community Member
4 years ago

It's like a giant cross stitch!

#35

Birdhouses Fence Decor

Birdhouses Fence Decor

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#36

Wheel Cover Fence Flowers

Wheel Cover Fence Flowers

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KateandAllison HW
Community Member
4 years ago

This is cool!

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#37

Wooden Dragonflies Fence Decor

Wooden Dragonflies Fence Decor

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Milissa Rhodes
Community Member
4 years ago

This is such a cute ides.

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#38

Bird Silhouette Fence Decor

Bird Silhouette Fence Decor

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Rhon
Community Member
4 years ago

Love this!

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#39

Colorful Flag Fence Decor

Colorful Flag Fence Decor

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Renda Rawdin
Community Member
4 years ago

So simple!

#40

Wine Bottles Repurposed Into A Beautiful Vase Composition On A Fence

Wine Bottles Repurposed Into A Beautiful Vase Composition On A Fence

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Katarzyna Hamer
Community Member
4 years ago

bottles in a sun may cause fire, dangerous idea...

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#41

Word Fence Decor

Word Fence Decor

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KateandAllison HW
Community Member
4 years ago

Like this one.

#42

Bohemian Fence Decor

Bohemian Fence Decor

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Julia Wolfe
Community Member
4 years ago

This is awesome!

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#43

Bee Flower Pot Fence Decor

Bee Flower Pot Fence Decor

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#44

Giant Orange Flower Fence Decor

Giant Orange Flower Fence Decor

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#45

Upcycled Crate Display On A Fence

Upcycled Crate Display On A Fence

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#46

Colors

Colors

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
4 years ago

That's a nice subtle effect at night.

#47

Letter Planter Fence Decor

Letter Planter Fence Decor

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Victoria Rey Piuma
Community Member
4 years ago

Cool!

#48

Fairy Tale Mural Stone Fence Decor

Fairy Tale Mural Stone Fence Decor

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#49

Autumn Hanging Fence

Autumn Hanging Fence

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#50

Frame Garden Fence Decor

Frame Garden Fence Decor

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#51

Panel Shelf Fence Decor

Panel Shelf Fence Decor

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#52

Flower Planter Fence Decor

Flower Planter Fence Decor

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#53

Vintage Tray Fence Decor

Vintage Tray Fence Decor

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
4 years ago

That'll work well when animals go exploring...

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#54

Rainbow

Rainbow

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Lyone Fein
Community Member
4 years ago

YES!! YES!!

#55

Plates Fence Decor

Plates Fence Decor

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Merle Kiloman
Community Member
4 years ago

Love it!

#56

Old Window Fence Decor

Old Window Fence Decor

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#57

Repurposed Handbag Fence Decor

Repurposed Handbag Fence Decor

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Magpie
Community Member
3 years ago

yes

#58

Burlap Banner Fence Decor

Burlap Banner Fence Decor

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#59

Perpetual Garden In Winter

Perpetual Garden In Winter

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#60

Artist John Flores Work In Progress/ashbury Tobacco Company In Sf, Haight St. Janis,hendrix,etc

Artist John Flores Work In Progress/ashbury Tobacco Company In Sf, Haight St. Janis,hendrix,etc

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Community Member
4 years ago

Will upload finished wrap around fence soon! Amazing- Beatles and more!

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#61

This Is A #mural My Little Sister #amandaherbert Painted On A Woman's Fence Here In New Zealand

This Is A #mural My Little Sister #amandaherbert Painted On A Woman's Fence Here In New Zealand

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Community Member
4 years ago

The mural is only half finished here.

#62

Terrace With Chess In Kiev

Terrace With Chess In Kiev

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Diana CrunChewy Watson
Community Member
4 years ago

This is beautiful but has nothing to do with fences.

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#63

Artist John Flores In The Haight Next To His Outdoor Mural / Ashbury Tobacco Company-

Artist John Flores In The Haight Next To His Outdoor Mural / Ashbury Tobacco Company-

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Community Member
4 years ago

Will upload finished wrap around fence soon! Amazing- Beatles and more!

#64

Perpetual Garden

Perpetual Garden

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#65

I Built This #pallet Fence And Garage But I Needed Some Colour. Air Plants & A Mirror On My Red

I Built This #pallet Fence And Garage But I Needed Some Colour. Air Plants & A Mirror On My Red

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Lyone Fein
Community Member
4 years ago

Love it

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#66

My 40 Foot Stockade Fence Gives Me Joy

My 40 Foot Stockade Fence Gives Me Joy

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#67

Full View Of My 40 Foot Stockade Fence Mural

Full View Of My 40 Foot Stockade Fence Mural

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#68

Another Close Up Of My 40 Foot Stockade Fence Mural

Another Close Up Of My 40 Foot Stockade Fence Mural

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#69

Our Balinese Fence In Sayan Ubud Indonesia ...

Our Balinese Fence In Sayan Ubud Indonesia ...

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