Use your walls and floor as focal points to provide the perfect backdrop to your comfort zone. Soften unsightly walls easily and quickly with a splash of paint; or go for a striking mural or trompe l’oeil to create a greater sense of space. Fragrant creepers will add a lush, romantic feel and, in time, also make for the perfect cover up. Flagstones and pavers can lead the way to your little retreat, softened by ground cover. A comfortable bench or a freestanding, all-weather hammock – framed by a sizeable umbrella to shelter under – is all you’d need to forget your cares.