Turn any porch or patio into a sumptuous room by following these leads. To make the most of al fresco living, look at your patio or porch the same way you might approach a room. Consider flooring, lighting, color, pattern, scale and texture. You might even give some thought to the walls, whether they’re physical (as on a porch) or virtual (curtains or a planter filled with bamboo). Landscape lighting placed farther away in the garden will make the space seem larger and more mysterious.