One of the highlights of life on one of our residential caravan parks is the community feel at the heart of each park, and the opportunity it provides to be social all day, every day.
However, every once in a while, you want a little bit of privacy. Whilst you have plenty of privacy indoors, you might find that sitting on your deck or in your garden, with the world walking past and stopping to say “hi” is a bit much.
Of course, that’s not to say you don’t want to catch up with your Boules buddies, just that you need a little time and space to yourself. It might be that you want to enjoy your morning cuppa in peace and quiet, or you might just need to enjoy your own space. Either way, there are a few ways you can turn your Allen's caravan into a private haven.
Read on for some ideas on how to create a little spot outdoors, all of your own, for when you need real solitude.
Try some trellis
Trellis is a nice alternative to fencing because it gives you privacy, along with a decorative element, and it doesn’t completely block out the world beyond. You can use trellis panels, or you can invest in a couple of free-standing trellises with planters incorporated into the design, which will only serve to make the blocked off area more attractive. If you don’t fancy having plain wooden trellises, you can use paint in almost any colour, from bright Caribbean blue to light pastel hues.
Build a box hedge border
If you prefer a little bit of greenery in your outdoor space, box hedges are a great way to create a border without making it look like just another plain structure. The hedge will not only add colour and freshness to your sundeck or outside space, but as organic material, it will serve to enhance the miniature ecosystem surrounding your park home plot. You can get as creative as you like with the topiary aspect of a box hedge, but the important thing is that it will serve its purpose and look good doing it.
Opt for a vintage room divider
It might be that you want a temporary privacy solution; one that can be moved around as needed and used to create a homely indoors-outdoors vibe. In such cases, traditionally indoor pieces can work a treat. A vintage room divider or decorative screen will be freestanding, making it ideal for a deck or patio. As well as the decorative elements of the screen itself, the piece will give your outdoor space a little bit of character, whilst offering you plenty of privacy. Don’t be scared to mix and match different screens either, as this will only enhance the vintage feel.
These three options are just some ideas as to how you can create privacy outside your park home. There are many more suggestions online, you just need to do your research and scour various DIY blogs and Pinterest boards. It may take a couple of weekends, or even a few months to grow your deck hedge, but it will all be worth it when you can enjoy your breakfast al fresco in your pyjamas.