If you don't have a natural canopy, Judy suggests pergolas or umbrellas. Lighting is a key element and low-voltage lighting can create the perfect lighting scheme, such as the Moroccan lantern and mirrored votives.
A casual hangout is easy and inexpensive to create. Use brilliant accessories such as pillows pitchers and throws in a disciplined way. Stay within a palette of warm reds, oranges and blues to create a colorful yet laid back vibe. The Bolivian throw blanket above looks cozy and inviting.