A Decorative Screen Panel for Nature Lovers: The 'Fern Leaf' DesignWritten by Christine Rice
The 'Fern Leaf' decorative or privacy screen design is for nature lovers who admire the symmetry and beauty of the fern leaf. This design works really well on its own as an individual panel, or, when placed side-by-side, makes a dramatic impact on an enclosed space. It's 80% privacy and block-out rating makes it ideal for a backyard or patio that faces a nearby neighbor or street.
This enclosed patio gets just lots of privacy and just enough sun light to make it a cozy, inviting space.
This patio is a lot more open to the outdoors, yet needed a bit of enclosure to feel like an inviting alfresco dining area, so the single wall with one single centered 'Fern Leaf' panel works well to enclose the space while keeping a bit of sunshine. This is also a useful way to shield a patio that gets full sun during a part of the day.
Here two small 'Fern Leaf' panels in compressed hardwood hang as wall art to give this outdoor area a bit of character and tie the decor to the outdoor scenery.
The 'Fern Leaf' screen design inspires me to think about homes with a lot of potted plants, natural decor colors schemes, and natural furnishing textures, or with views out onto a forest--perhaps like those here in Victoria near the lush green fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges or the Otways. Here are some beautiful ways to match this design to the decor of your home, or, if you're longing to get away and immerse yourself in a whole forest of ferns, two of the loveliest tourist accommodation spots I found via my Pinterest search:
1. Handmade Watercolor Fern Leaves Throw Pillow by The Wooded Trail via Etsy
2. Fern Leaf Ceiling Fan by Faucetlist.com
3. 'The Treehouse' cottage rental by Arcadia Cottages located in the Dandenongs, Victoria
4. A lovely way to tie 'Fern Leaf' used as a garden screen would be to add the fern motif to your footpaths! While I couldn't locate exactly where these pebbles paths were made, I found a similar how-to article on using leafs to make concrete gardenfootpath stones connected to the photo here via Pinterest!
5. The luscious lagoon pools of the Silky Oaks Lodge in the exquisite Daintree Rainforest of Queensland
I don't know about you, but I am dying to visit the Daintree Rainforest now!
Hope you enjoyed this little foray into all things rain forest inspired by our 'Fern Leaf' decorative screen design. For more forest decorating inspiration, see QAQ's Pinterest board on this design: 'Fern Leaf Design', alongside pin boards focusing on many other of our screen designs, with a new one each Tuesday!