A white picket fence may be an icon of domestic bliss, but it's too traditional for some tastes. I recently relaxed in an outdoor seating area with corrugated metal siding used as a fence and loved its industrial modern look.
It offers more privacy than a picket fence, which is ideal for city homes. It's also a much more affordable alternative — especially if you can find salvaged siding. Subtle blue stripes were painted here, which is a great way to personalize it. And paired with patio chairs painted in a neon yellow, this outdoor area looks distinctly fresh and contemporary