Fences and walls are great for creating privacy, but when they're tall enough to keep passersby from peeping in, they can block the light as well. Even the tallest lattice fences allow plenty of light to flow through.
Lattice is a great option for separating your yard or patio from the neighbors. It's more open than a wall or fence but still offers plenty of privacy.
Lattices can be painted or stained for additional visual interest. A deep, earthy tone like this blends well with the surroundings and keeps the lattice from standing out.
A lighter, brighter color like white can coordinate with the house and create more of an obvious "fence" look for the yard.
Teak lattice is a great low-maintenance option with a natural wood look. Simply leaving it alone allows it to weather to gray, while oiling every three months ensures that the original honey brown color stays fresh.
When a neighbor's porch is a little too close for comfort, using lattice can add privacy without making your porch feel like it's indoors. A tighter weave means more protection.