Paper lanterns bring whimsy into this outdoor porch. You could have an outdoor bench that doubles as seating. I like the use of planters on the walls in place of art adding interest and colour to the small space.
This is my idea of the perfect outdoor area. I have a small balcony and this would be divine at my place. The hanging lights can be bought from IKEA, they are solar lights which is so handy. I absolutely love this! With the cat!