31 Creative Fence Gate Ideas For Your Home

Fences tend to go unnoticed when they’re conventional. Especially if the gate leading into your garden or house is, well...boring. Do you want to turn the fencing around your home into a masterpiece? I can help you do that by simply paying a little extra attention to the design of your fence gate. 

You can redesign your fence gate and turn it into an artistic piece that revamps the whole look of your home. If you want to turn your space into a wholesome and beautiful space, draw some inspiration from these 31 creative fence gate ideas listed in this article.

Keep it classic with wood

Simple and Subtle

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Image credit: premiumfence.ca

Go for a clean and classic look by creating a simple cedar wood fence gate that fits neatly in between your plants, like the ones you can see on premiumfence.ca.

Create a Contrast

By placing a dark wooden gate in the middle of a brighter colored fence, your gate is bound to stand out. Make a subtle statement, just like the entry gate you see on macgconstruction.blogspot.com.

Have a Peek-through Gate Door

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Image credit: 24spaces.com

Add a touch of magic to your gate door by drilling a small window through the wood to give a peak of your garden, like the fence gate ideas on 24spaces.com.

Add a Touch of Metal 

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Image credit: divesanddollar.com

Go a little further and place some fancy metal hinges on the side of your gate or a decorative metal design in your gate window, to give it a regal feel. You can actually do it yourself as per the guide on divesanddollar.com.

Go Rustic

You can also upcycle an old door and use it as your gate door. The chipped paint and worn out wood will give your fence a mellow vibe that is sure to fit in nicely with the greenery of your garden. Check out greenlegume.wordpress.com for more upcycled doors and other fence gate ideas.

Use What You Have

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Image credit: farmfoodfamily.com

You can make a whole gate out of driftwood and give your fence a natural, untouched, and creative look. Just look at the beautifully creative fences listed here at farmfoodfamily.com.

Make it modern with metal

Simple, Safe, and Efficient

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Image credit: decorhomeideas.com

Install a metal fence gate that doubles as a driveway door and make the most out of the material, just like the folks at decorhomeideas.com did.

Play Around with Style

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Image credit: forjadosenhierro.com

Place a metal gate in the middle of your stone fence to merge the old with the modern. Check out forjadosenhierro.com for more of these ideas.

The Bigger the Fancier

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Image credit: decorhomeideas.com

Go all out with a large driveway gate that has a simplistic yet regal design, like the ones at decorhomeideas.com.

Give it Some Shade

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Image credit: curbly.com

Place a small roof on top of your gate door to make it feel more like a house door, instead of a fence gate. The guys at curbly.com nailed it.

Or, Just Keep it Functional

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Image credit: lushplanet.net

No need to go overboard with creativity. Sometimes the simplest and most functional designs work best. Check out more corrugated metal gates and other fence gate ideas here at lushplanet.net.

Get Artistic

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Image credit: fantasticviewpoint.com

You could also choose a gate that is sure to be the featured piece in your entranceway, by choosing an artistic floral design, like this one at fantasticviewpoint.com.

Make Your Gate Look Less Like a Gate

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Image credit: farmfoodfamily.com

Make the artwork the main event and ditch traditional bulky gates, just like the enchanted doors at farmfoodfamily.com.

Add Ornaments

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Image credit: homedecors.info

Hang some blown glass ornaments or fit in some glass pieces into your metal design, for a gorgeous finish. Check out more designs at homedecors.info.

Mix woods with metal

Turn Your Gate Into a Fence

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Image credit: phnceto2.com

For a ranch-like look, you can extend your fence design right through to your gate, for a continuous metal and wood fence gate pattern that is easy on the eyes. Find more ideas here at phnceto2.com.

Farm-inspired

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Image credit: chickenmaven.com

Create an enclosure for your vegetation that mimics a chicken coop. It will give your garden a farm-inspired look and protect it from animals and children. Do it yourself by following this guide at chickenmaven.com.

Go Back to Basics

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Image credit: deckmastersnw.com

Create a simple and straightforward design by inserting a wire grid panel inside the wooden frame of your gate, like this door at deckmastersnw.com.

Merge it with an arbor

Wrap it With Flowers

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Image credit: essenziale-hd.com

Wrap your gate door with tiny delicate white flowers and turn it into a fence gate arbor, fit for a fairytale and just like the blog at essenziale-hd.com suggests.

Turn it Into an Arch

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Image credit: flickr.com

Add a less-conventional arch to your fence gate, to add a touch of gentleness to your garden. Just look at how beautiful this looks on flickr.com.

Or a Gable

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Image credit: traditionalhome.com

If you’re into a more angular structure, a gable-shaped gate could be the one for you, just like traditionalhome.com recommends.

Surround it With Climbing Vines

Plant a few climbing plants around your gate and watch them grow and wrap around the door structure, for a beautiful effect like the one at dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.com.

Black is the new black, literally

Make a Statement

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Big, bold, and heavy makes anything noticeable right away. For more bold, minimalistic designs, check out retrofachadas.info.

Make them Slide

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Image credit: homexion.info

Investing in a sliding gate frame could turn your gate door into the slickest thing in your garden. You can find more slick designs here at homexion.info.

Keep it Light

Paint your paneled gate door black and have the light and simple design complement your house, like these fences at simplyslatfencing.com.

Blend It In

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Image credit: mylittlethink.com

Paint your whole fence black and minimize your gate’s features for a coherent, one-shade look. More inspiring ideas can be found on the blog at mylittlethink.com.

Match it to the Floor

You don’t necessarily have to match your gate to your fence. Instead, try matching it to the ground, just like you see at familyandhomesecurity.com.

Or, the Whole House

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Image credit: estliving.com

If your house is black, you could make a bold statement by painting your fence gate in the same color. Check out more bold houses here estliving.com.

A spin on the old white picket

Keep it Tiny

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Image credit: hometalk.com

If you’re not a big fan of an entire white picket fence, you could include just a cute white picket gate, like this article shows on hometalk.com.

Use it as a Side Door

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Image credit: tipshomedecor.com​

Place a solid white door at the side of your house, to create a privacy fence gate. A little can go a long way, just look at how tipshomedecor.com did it.

Go All Out

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Image credit: reusero.com

Or, if you are a fan of the white picket fence and you want to take it a step further, just do it all. White picket, arbor, flowers, the whole nine yards! Find more ideas here on reusero.com.

Or Keep it Classic

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Image credit: roomanchor.com​

You can’t go wrong with the classic white picket fence. The folks at roomanchor.com couldn’t agree more.

What do you think of our fence gate ideas?

There you go, 31 creative fence gate ideas for your home. Writing this article has definitely helped me get creative with my own garden and, hopefully, they’ve helped you draw some inspiration for your own fence gate, too. 

Let me know which idea is your favorite in the comments and, if you like this article, share it with your friends.

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