If I found a magic lamp and a genie gave me three wishes I'd wish for my patio to look exactly like this.
Great balcony makeover which started with DIY outdoor benches inspired by the ones I made for my NYC apartment balcony.
How to Make Inexpensive Curtain Rods for Your Front Porch ~ Simple Suburban Living
I think the dark paint colors really clash with the white "curtains. I'd change them to a burlap or butterscotch color or take them down all together.
My DIY balcony makeover on a budget! More
Like the curtain idea, but would want to add a steel (or pvc) pipe frame so it doesn't sag.
Linen room divider: Love. Ellen Silverman
Buy NeverWet at Ace and use it on your outdoor curtains and furniture pads!
Mood lighting using string lights and lanterns | withHEART.com
Drop Cloth Curtains for the Screened Porch