Fences are meant to be built for protection and privacy. And picket fences are one of the most popular fence styles. Picket fences can add a distinct charm to the landscape of a property. Picket fences also providing function and aesthetic appeal to your outdoor yard. Picket fences are so versatile, that they can easily be decorated and designed to look different. Picket fences comes in different materials. Wood picket fence are the most popular, and they are the right choice for cottage style or country style houses, as they give a whimsical and old-world charm to the house. Picket fences are mainly associated with country living and the best thing about them is that they match the landscape and garden. The type of picket used, its design and how close together the pickets are installed, determines the style of the picket fence.