Here are some more ways you can spruce up your fence design.
Sit on the fence. Break up the monotony by creating an alcoved bench as part of the design (if property lines aren’t a big consideration.)
Consider the fence an actual structure. Build a roof for shade and protection from rain, or construct a pergola (an open overhead framework) on which you can grow vines, hang planters or drape netting.
Build in shelves. You can recess them or mount them on the surface, then use them for potted plants, empty pots, watering cans, interesting rocks and shells, or garden ornaments… use your imagination.
Paint a mural on it. Set up the kids with a few small cans of exterior latex, or ask an amateur artist to use your fence as a canvas. You can also hang art on it. Laminate posters and frame them, then use the fence as your gallery wall.
Create an outdoor kitchen by building shelves for supplies and condiments and installing hooks for your barbecue tools.
If a tree branch blocks the path of your fence, don’t cut it off. Build an opening in the fence to allow for the branch.
Grow vines or espalier a fruit tree along it by pruning all branches except those that lie along the fence.