In the olden days, parasols were only for the very rich. Ancient Egyptian royals already used parasols to shield themselves from the sun; it was only when the technology reached Europe, many years later, that it was put into use as an umbrella against the rain. Nowadays parasols are an easy way to protect yourself from excessive sunshine. Today you will hardly see people carrying parasols around; they are usually something you plant on your patio or the garden.
Amp up the cosiness and symmetrify your outdoor space with matching décor details, such as matching cushions and parasols. Whether you're thinking patterns or colours, it will lend the space a thought-out air and tie it all together.