Hang plants from the ceiling as opposed to sticking to the perimeter. On this Andrew Howard-designed porch at The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell in Round Top, TX, a perfect shade of haint blue (Yarmouth Blue by Benjamin Moore) sets a "Good Times Only" vibe.
Drop Cloth Curtains Add Privacy and Sun Control to Outdoor Spaces
Begin by selecting a diameter galvanized pipe long enough to accommodate your curtains. Take that from the plumbing department over to hardware and buy two screw eyes with a ring diameter just large enough to accommodate the pipe.