Hanging lights on branches. Go natural with a fat branch and hang a combination of ornaments and candles attached with wire. Use twine or strong fishing wire to suspend the branch from above. You might want to try hangers so as not to damage your ceiling.
L-shaped bench. Protect privacy - Pay attention to backgrounds. Mullins put a planter in the backside of the bench and filled it with Pittosporum tenuifolium, both to be a soft shield for anyone who sits there—and to add silver sheen to the space.