Trellis work is another great idea, hides any imperfect walls/rough plaster work. Attaching several lattice trellises to the exterior portion of the porch allows for privacy and a place for vines or climbing roses to grow.
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.