Lack of privacy-What is a cheap but chic way to make private area?

We sit above the house next door and we only have a chain link fence separating our yards. Our deck faces their back yard. What is a cheap but chic way to make private area?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 14, 2018
  • Melissa V Melissa V on May 15, 2018
    Is it possible for you to send a photo of the area your talking about? I would like to have a better idea than just making a random answer. Thank you 😀!
  • Marilyn Marilyn on May 15, 2018
    I meant to come back and upload a photo. Thanks for reminding me.

    I also should mention we are renting.
    • Melissa V Melissa V on May 16, 2018
      That’s nice to have that framework already there. Rather than lattice, which is permanent, I would go with roller blinds. They also come in bamboo. Attach to the upper rail with sturdy hooks, add some hooks on the bottom rail to keep straight. Easy open, easy close, easy to remove for moving.
  • Melissa V Melissa V on May 16, 2018
    Also, on the left side, maybe just do something easy like a large tilt umbrella and some tall potted plants. Or run the bamboo like a fence attached to the outer rail. Let us know what you end up with 😁. Btw-where do you live?
  • Marilyn Marilyn on May 16, 2018
    Had not thought of blinds but like it! We also get very heavy wind sometimes and they could be rolled up when needed. Thanks!
  • Ski33182839 Ski33182839 on May 17, 2018
    I planted bamboo. It took three yrs but they look nice now.
    • Melissa V Melissa V on May 17, 2018
      i don’t mean planting bamboo, oh no, just buy blinds made out of bamboo for this project.
      If you plant bamboo it will take over and you’ll have a hard time getting rid of it. Just FYI.
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