1. The Best Ways to Brighten a Room

    If you’ve ever tried to read by a lamp that’s too dim, or you’ve attempted to sit and converse in a room that didn’t have enough light, then you know how important it is to have the proper illumination. No matter the setting, it’s essential that an interior room have adequate ambient, accent, and task lighting so that the space is comfortable, functional, and inviting. At Southern Lights…Read More

  2. What’s The Difference Between Warm and Cool Light?

    If you’ve ever worked with an interior designer, you may have heard him or her say, “We need more warm light in this room,” or, “This room needs cooler light to truly function properly.” While you may have agreed with the statement, you may not have completely understand what the designer meant. At Southern Lights, we want our customers to find the perfect light fixtures for each room, b…Read More

  3. Maintaining Your Landscape Lighting This Winter

    November is almost here, and with snow in the forecast for the Burnsville area, people are preparing themselves and their homes for winter weather. At Southern Lights, we always want people to be safe once winter arrives, and part of that safety comes from having the proper exterior lighting around one’s home. If there are broken or missing fixtures, there might be a dark spot where someone does…Read More

  4. Updating Your Hallway Bathroom

    Last time, we wrote about updating your living room lighting and how you can make the space more versatile. In this post, we’ll look at a space in your house that doesn’t always receive a lot of attention – the hallway bathroom. This room may be a guest bath or a powder room, and it may only get used when you have people over to visit. Regardless of the frequency it’s used, it might be tim…Read More

  5. Updating Your Living Room Lighting

    Your living room is used for everything from family game night to entertaining guests during dinner parties. The furniture and decor is situated to give you the optimal setting for any purpose, but does your living room lighting allow for all these functions to be done with ease? At Southern Lights, we’re here to help you find the perfect fixtures, whether it’s a chandelier or new wall sconces…Read More

  6. Get Your Ceiling Fans Ready for Winter

    September is nearly half over, and in Burnsville, that often means that the temperatures will begin to drop, especially during the night. You may not be turning on your furnace quite yet, but as October approaches, you might give more thought to switching on the heat. We’ve written before about the benefits of utilizing your ceiling fans during winter, and we feel it’s important to reiterate i…Read More

  7. Looking at Lighting in a New House

    If you’re looking for a new house, you most likely have a list of things you want to find in each property. It needs to have a certain number of bedrooms, the kitchen has to be modern, and you want it to have a big yard. However, there is one aspect that cannot be forgotten – the lighting! No matter what size or type of house you’re looking at, it’s important to inspect the lighting and as…Read More

  8. Schedule Your In-Home Lighting Consultation!

    When people visit our lighting showroom, we love helping them find the perfect fixtures for every room in their house. Our expert team is always ready to help the next person who walks through the door, but what if you could have that expert assistance walk through your door instead? At Southern Lights, we are proud to offer in-home lighting consultation services that make it easy to find the fixt…Read More

  9. A Ceiling Fan for a Large Room

    While it may seem simple enough to pick a ceiling fan for a particular room (after all, it just has to fit on the ceiling, right?), there’s a bit more that goes into it than that. You want the fan to be able to adequately cool the room, with or without the help of your air conditioner, and that requires you to properly size your new fixture. At Southern Lights, we’ve helped many homeowners cho…Read More

  10. Lighting Your Office’s Entryway

    When people visit your office for the first time, they get a sense of what your company is like by looking at the decor and furniture in the entryway or lobby. Of course they can’t see any of the decor or furniture clearly unless there’s proper lighting, and your office lighting design can go a long way in providing a positive or negative first impression. If there’s too much light or the fi…Read More