Perfect way to cover an area, and light it at the same time. Maybe use solar lights under the umbrella like they did in Italy! (Using white umbrellas looks sensational!) repurpose umbrella for a light fixture!
Do you need a chandelier to brighten up your room space? If your place lacks overhead dining lighting or what is currently hanging is tacky or clashes with your style, take a look at this collection of Cool DIY Chandelier Ideas for Inspiration.