Now that spring is only a little over a week away, you’re likely looking forward to some nicer days and better temperatures. At Southern Lights, we love helping people find new lighting, no matter what time of year it is. Spring can be a great time to update your lights, whether you do it as you clean, or when you decide to move fixtures to different spots due to there being more daylight.
As your premier choice when it comes to lighting stores in Minnesota, we want to provide you with everything you need to illuminate your home this spring. Keep reading to learn more!
Spring cleaning is an annual tradition for some, and it’s important not to neglect your lighting when you’re sprucing up each room. You might get the step ladder out to dust the ceiling fan blades, and you may need to wipe off the lampshades that have been gathering dust.
If, as you’re doing this, you begin to think about how you could update or change your lighting, then it’s important to consider what styles you would choose. Do you want Art Deco lighting for the kitchen, or have you been thinking about Industrial fixtures for the living room? As you are spring cleaning, keep in mind what you could change about your lighting.
Another project for spring, and often part of the cleaning process, is rearranging furniture. You’ve moving the couches, chairs, and tables so that you can dust and vacuum behind them, and you may decide to put some of them in new spots.
If you have a favorite chair in the living room where you sit and read, then you’ll have to make sure that you move the table or floor lamp that’s next to it as well. If you’re going to rearrange the living room so that there’s a different seating configuration, then you’ll have to think about how the lighting works within the new design. You may need more lamps, or you may need to plan your seating around your lighting.
Balancing Natural and Artificial Light
Another benefit of this time of year that just occurred last weekend is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. While you may not be a fan of it being darker in the morning, you do enjoy the extra hours of daylight after you get home in the evening.
When it comes to extra daylight, it’s important to remember that properly balancing natural and artificial light in a room can make a big difference. Letting sunlight in will allow you to save on energy costs, but you don’t want the room to feel too dark as the sun sets in the evening.
On the other hand, if you add more artificial light and close all the blinds or curtains, you could be missing out on the optimal ambience of the room. Having the right fixtures in the right places and knowing when to turn them on and when to leave them off can have quite an impact on a room.
Visit Us Today
If you’re thinking about new lighting for your home this spring, then we hope you’ll visit our store today. At Southern Lights, we have a great selection, making it easy to find the fixtures you want!