"Hello, Hammock! The hammock has been around more than 2,000 years, and there's a reason it has such staying power. Paired with a lush container garden, this one turns an unassuming deck into an exotic backyard oasis. Learn how to choose the perfect hammock." • by Jessica Abels http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/porch/outdoor-rooms/easy-outdoor-room-ideas/#
Include a large market umbrella in your patio decor. Besides providing much-needed shade to an unprotected patio, it adds a nice vertical element to the usual horizontal lines of an outdoor room as well as bringing in color overhead.