DIY Trellis Designs

By Kate Riley May 2, 2023

Last year I built planter box privacy trellises for a small house we remodeled in Sonoma. The undressed patio took on a very different feel when it was enclosed with privacy trellises with greenery growing up them.

Several companies are now offering slatted privacy trellises for purchase, Pottery Barn offers one in wood in wood for $749. This IKEA storage box + screen could be used to recreate a similar planter + privacy screen look to my DIY version. An online or Pinterest search will reveal many more options for privacy screens that could also double as a garden trellis.

Summer is just around the corner when we all want to enjoy time outdoors. Perhaps you’re in need of a bit more privacy on your porch or patio or are looking for a simple slatted trellis design to grow some flowering vines this season. Below find several different trellis ideas to fit the style of your apartment or home.

natural stain wood trellis – sprucing up mamahood


fence panel trellis – vintage revivals


attached grid wall – hgtv


criss cross wire trellis – olive gray avenue



privacy panel trellis – homestead and chill


rose climbing trellis – old town home


freestanding trellis – southern revivals


geometric screen – bhg


cedar espalier screen – garden therapy


slatted privacy panel – house of hood


post & wire trellis – houzz



thin & tall wall trellis – sunset magazine


diamond vine trellis – young house love


my criss cross trellis from six years ago

See also this article from 2020 featuring 12 additional modern trellis designs.


  1. I love these designs! I love how they look attached to the grid wall. The pop of green is gorgeous!

  2. Thank you for all these ideas. This summer I am planning to do something like this in our side yard. Wonderful post 😊😊😊

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