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 outdoor space into a wholesome and beautiful space, draw some inspiration from these 31 creative fence gate designs I’ve listed in this article.
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- 1 Keep it classic with wood
- 2 Make it modern with metal
- 3 Mix woods with metal
- 4 Merge it with an arbor
- 5 Black is the new black, literally
- 6 A spin on the old white picket
- 7 What do you think of our fence gate ideas?
- 8 About The Author
Keep it classic with wood
Simple and Subtle
I think that you can’t go wrong with a clean and classic look by creating a simple cedar wood fence gate that fits neatly in between your plants, like the wooden gates you can see on premiumfence.ca, a Canadian fencing company.
Create a Contrast
By placing a dark wooden gate in the middle of a brighter-colored fence, your gate is bound to stand out. I believe that this makes a subtle statement, just like the entry gate you see on macgconstruction.blogspot.com, the blog of a construction company that’s full of wooden fence gate designs.
Have a Peek-through Gate Door
Add a touch of magic to your gate door by drilling a small window through the wood to give a peek of your garden. I think that wooden gates like these are just so much better!
Add a Touch of Metal
Go a little further and place some fancy metal hinges on the side of your wooden fence gate or a decorative metal design in your gate window, which I think gives it a regal feel. You can actually do it yourself as per the guide on divesanddollar.com, a website all about home improvement.
You can also upcycle an old door and use it as your wooden 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.
I suggest you check out greenlegume.wordpress.com, a personal green-living blog that also discusses home improvement, for more upcycled doors and other wooden gate ideas.
Use What You Have
You can make a whole wooden gate out of driftwood and give your fence a natural, untouched, and creative look. I highly suggest you take a look at the beautifully creative fences listed here at farmfoodfamily.com, a blog that focuses on home improvement and exterior design.
Make it modern with metal
Simple, Safe, and Efficient
I think you can’t go wrong with a metal fence double gate like the one above, which doubles as a driveway door and makes the most out of the material, just like the folks at decorhomeideas.com, a website all about home decor, did.
Play Around with Style
Place a wrought iron fence gate in the middle of your stone fence to merge the old with the modern. I’d also prompt you to check out forjadosenhierro.com, an El Salvadoran fencing company, for more of these ideas.
The Bigger the Fancier
Go all out with a large driveway gate that has a simplistic yet regal design, like the ones at decorhomeideas.com, the place to be for home improvement. It’s a double gate like this that takes me back to the medieval days!
Give it Some Shade
Place a small roof on top of your fence gate door to make it feel more like a house door instead of a fence gate. I think that the guys at curbly.com, a community that focuses on DIY designs, nailed it with their braced gate.
Or, Just Keep it Functional
No need to go overboard with creativity. I can assure you that sometimes the simplest and most functional fence gate designs work best. Check out more corrugated metal gates and other wooden gate ideas here at lushplanet.net, an electrical and general contractor focusing on sustainability based in California.
I also think that you can choose a fence gate that is sure to be the featured piece in your entranceway by going for an artistic floral design, like this one at fantasticviewpoint.com, a lifestyle blog that also discusses home decor.
Make Your Gate Look Less Like a Gate
Make the artwork the main event and ditch traditional bulky gates, just like the enchanted doors at farmfoodfamily.com, a website all about home improvement and family life. I’d really like a beautiful gate made with wrought iron like this one for my chicken coop once I get it.
Hang some blown glass ornaments or fit in some glass pieces into your metal design, for a gorgeous finish. This will make your fence gate look like something out of a book, in my opinion.
Mix woods with metal
Turn Your Gate Into a Fence
For a ranch-like look, I suggest you extend your fence design right through to your beautiful gate for a continuous metal and wood fence gate pattern that is easy on the eyes.
Create an enclosure for your vegetation that mimics a chicken coop. I can safely say that it gives your garden a farm-inspired look and protects it from animals and children. Do it yourself by following this guide at chickenmaven.com, an expert blog dedicated to raising chickens in your backyard.
Go Back to Basics
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, a company that builds decks, railings, and much more. I’ll say that you can’t really go wrong with a wooden gate such as this one.
Merge it with an arbor
Wrap it With Flowers
Wrap your wooden gate door with tiny delicate white flowers and turn it into a fence gate arbor, which I think is fit for a fairytale. You can see more wooden fence gate designs just like this one at essenziale-hd.com, which focuses on lifestyle and home design, suggests.
Turn it Into an Arch
I suggest you 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, a photo taken by freckledfarm, a user on one of the best image-hosting platforms.
Or a Gable
If you’re into a more angular structure, a gable-shaped wooden gate could be the one for you, just like bhg.com, the official website of Better Homes & Gardens, an established authority in interior and exterior home design, recommends. And I couldn’t agree with them more!
Surround it With Climbing Vines
Plant a few climbing plants around your fence gate and watch them grow and wrap around the door structure. If you’re looking for a beautiful effect like this one, I suggest you look at dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.com, a blog all about creative crafts and repurposed art.
Black is the new black, literally
Make a Statement
Big, bold, and heavy make anything noticeable right away. There’s something really minimalistic about this one that’d make me pick it over any other wooden gate.
Make them Slide
Investing in a sliding gate frame could turn your gate door into what I believe is the slickest thing in your garden.
Keep it Light
I’d suggest painting a paneled gate door black and having the light and simple design complement your house, like these fences at simplyslatfencing.com, an Australian-based fencing business.
Blend It In
For all the minimalists out there, I’ve got you covered. Paint your whole fence black and minimize your gate’s features for a coherent, one-shade look.
Match it to the Floor
You don’t necessarily have to match your gate to your fence. I suggest you have a fence gate that contrasts with the walls and matches your floor instead.
Or, the Whole House
If your house is black, I’m sure that you could make a bold statement by painting your fence gate in the same color. Check out more bold houses at estliving.com, one of the best resources for exterior and interior design ideas.
A spin on the old white picket
Keep it Tiny
If you’re not a big fan of an entire white picket fence, I suggest you include just a cute white picket gate, as this article shows on hometalk.com, a network of DIY brands and websites.
Use it as a Side Door
Place a solid wood gate at the side of your house to create a privacy fence gate. A little can go a long way, as I’ve found out after changing my fence gate numerous times.
Go All Out
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! I highly recommend checking out reusero.com, a blog all about your home and DIY crafts, for more ideas.
Or Keep it Classic
You can’t go wrong with the classic white picket fence. So, this is as simple as it gets, in my opinion.
What do you think of our fence gate ideas?
There you go, 31 creative fence gate designs 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. Stay tuned for more landscaping ideas from yours truly!