1. Avoid These Common Lighting Mistakes

    At Southern Lights, we love helping people find the perfect lighting options for their home or business. Our showroom has an outstanding selection to choose from, and there’s nothing better than seeing the look on a customer’s face when they find that perfect fixture. One situation we often encounter is a customer who needs a new light because a room is too dark or the lighting just doesn’t …Read More

  2. What Are Your Biggest Lighting Needs?

    When you walk into a room, are you happy with the amount of light that it has, or is the first thing you notice how dark and dreary it is? Whatever the case may be, it’s always important to be aware of your home’s lighting needs and to adjust fixtures where necessary. If your living room seems to be oversaturated with light, or if your basement is so dark that it’s hard to walk around down t…Read More

  3. Finding the Right Mirror for Each Room

    If you were to go through your house and count the number of mirrors you find, how many would there be? Three? Four? If you’ve been thinking about adding or replacing a mirror in your bathroom, bedroom, or hallway, it’s important to have the right size and shape for each space. At Southern Lights, we can help you find the perfect option for every room, and we know that you’ll love our select…Read More

  4. The Best Chandelier for Every Room Part Two

    In Part One of our series on the best chandeliers for every room in your house, we covered the the foyer, the living room, and the bathroom. In Part Two, we’re going to talk about the bedroom, the kitchen, and the dining room! At Southern Lights, we strive to be the premier lighting showroom in Minnesota, and we’re always excited to help homeowners find the fixtures they need, whether that’s…Read More

  5. The Best Chandelier for Every Room Part One

    When you think of chandeliers, you may think of a grand one that greets you as you enter a fancy hotel, or the one that your grandmother had hanging over her dining room table. However, modern interior design has adopted the chandelier as a focal point for many rooms, and you can now find them in kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms. At Southern Lights, we have an amazing selection of fixtures in our…Read More

  6. Update Your Porch Lights Before Spring

    Even though it’s the middle of December and you know that winter in Minnesota can last well into March, you may still be thinking about that first evening in 2018 when you and the family can sit out on the front porch. At Southern Lights in Burnsville, we love helping homeowners find the perfect outdoor lighting, and the right porch light can set the tone for the entire exterior of your home. If…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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