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!
buy the wood from home depot, use the screws to hook the chains with and make it the size of a twin size bed.buy an old twin size mattress cover it in plastic then in outdoor fabric to make a cool swing for the covered patio @ DIY Home Design