On its own, an iron fence can be attractive, making it a good addition to your yard. While there are many homeowners who are happy to have their fences look conventional, others want their fences to stand out. If you belong to the latter group and you're working with a local fencing contractor, it's a good idea to consult with them about your iron fencing options. Here are some strategies that you can consider.

1. Unique Top Design

A lot of people choose iron fences that have spikes across the top. While this feature can have value as a security measure, you might be looking for something that is a little less common. There are many different top designs that are available, so talk to your fencing professional to get a better understanding of the options that are available you to. For example, instead of spikes, you might favor a design that has swirls across the top of the fence.

2. Post Cap Lights

Post cap lights can be another feature to consider for your iron fence that will not only increase its visual appeal but will also help to make it more functional. Regardless of the type of posts that you choose for your fence, your fencing contractor should be able to install post caps with built-in lights. Whether you choose to have a light atop each post or you opt for a different look — perhaps a light on every second post — this feature will add a pleasant glow to the fence after dark. When you arrive home at night, you'll find that the glow of the fence may help to make it easier to navigate your yard, too.

3. Wooden Fence Posts

There's certainly nothing wrong with iron fence posts, but you might be looking for a way to make your iron fence stand out. This may especially be true if there are other iron fences in your neighborhood and you want yours to look different. One option that you can pursue is choosing wooden fence posts instead of those that are made of iron. The presence of wood posts along the length of the fence will definitely give it a unique appearance. Your fencing professional can suggest different wood options, as well as a variety of stains for the wood to help give it the color that you want. They might be able to tell you if you could create a fence that uses both materials, too. 

Learn more about your options by contacting iron fencing contractors.