1. Getting Your Home Ready for Fall

    Fall is only a few days away, and at Southern Lights, we’re excited for a new season to begin. As a homeowner, you might be getting things ready around the house, such as adding new decor or rearranging some rooms. When it comes to lighting, it’s important to think about how you’ll be using each room during the fall, and whether or not you’ll need more or less light in certain places. As y…Read More

  2. Deciding on New Lighting for Your Home

    When the day comes that you decide it’s time for new lighting in your home, or you’re building a new house and you need lighting options, it can be difficult to know where to start. At Southern Lights, we’re proud to be Minnesota’s premier lighting showroom, and our staff can help you choose the right light fixtures for every space. Lighting’s primary purpose is obviously to illuminate a…Read More

  3. Expand Your Lighting Options

    When you go shopping for new clothes or new shoes, you like to see a lot of options. If you’re presented with a limited number of choices, you may not buy anything that day, or you may buy something that you’re okay with, but don’t truly love. When that happens, you may remember, every time you wear the shirt or the shoes, that it wasn’t what you truly wanted. The same principle can be tru…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  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. Understanding Decorative Lighting

    When lighting your home, the main focus is often on ambient, accent, and task fixtures. The first, ambient lighting, takes care of all of your general illumination needs, and without it, your house would be a rather dark place. Accent and task lighting are fairly obvious, as they accentuate the architectural features and make certain activities easier to complete. However, there is a fourth catego…Read More

  10. Understanding LED Lighting

    As a homeowner, you’re always looking for new ways to improve your house’s efficiency, and the one place many people focus on is their lighting. New fixtures can often mean new technologies, and one of most efficient new technologies in lighting are light emitting diodes, otherwise known as LEDs. While not completely “new,” LEDs have found their way into more and more lighting products eac…Read More