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Wilkes Barre Apartments – Going Green with Eco-Friendly Home Decor

Many landlords and renters of Wilkes Barre apartments are making the progressive decision of going green with eco-friendly home decor options. This is quickly becoming a more and more accessible option since many companies are selling building and home-decorating products that are organic and naturally based.

So, what actually makes a product green?

If you are considering repainting your Wilkes Barre apartment, usually the first step in redecorating, choose paints without harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds). VOCs evaporate into the air and cause allergic reactions and irritating smells. Low or no-VOC paint products are now more affordable than ever. Dutch Boy is one company who makes them and is readily available at most local home improvement stores. Look for paints with the GreenGuard Certification.

New furniture for your Wilkes Barre apartment is the next going green choice to make. FSC Certified wood products guarantee that you are purchasing eco- friendly furniture. FSC products are sustainably produced.  They are usually made from re-claimed or re-cycled materials (old furniture for example) or from woods or materials that replenish easily.  Bamboo and rattan are two such materials.

What would your remodeled Wilkes Barre apartment be without new rugs? Green rugs and carpets are often made with natural plant fibers such as bamboo, jute or cotton.  Synthetic rugs are made with nylon, rayon and polyester, all by-products of plastic and definitely not bio-degradable. It has been noted that a discarded area rug made of such fibers will sit in a land-fill for over 50 years!

Hopefully going green in your Wilkes Barre apartment will be and easy and enjoyable decorating endeavor.

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images: Home z Interior and Bamboo Home Decor

Wilkes Barre Apartments – Black and White Decor

If you are moving into one of the many available Wilkes Barre apartments you may be considering a fresh start. And what better to enhance your new apartment than looking into new decor options, and with black and white decor you can’t go wrong.

A quick drive from any of the local Wilkes Barre apartments will take you to the local Pier 1 Imports, a great economical decorating store that features everything for your new Wilkes Barre apartment. You will find furniture, glassware, lamps, bedding and fresh design ideas. Like this black and white chair and this great Zebra Striped Paper Lantern.

This lantern lamp could be featured in any room of your Wilkes Barre apartment.

Over a desk area would be a cool option, or in the corner of the living room.

If you are fortunate enough to find one of the many available Wilkes Barre apartments that offers a nice dining room in the space, then dining room chairs and a nice table are something to think about. Go creative with black and white, like this Damask Dining Chair from Pier 1 Imports.

Why not go totally unique in your Wilkes Barre apartment with this Kilim sofa by Andrew Martin. I love the design and the structure of this sofa. Creative and unusual for your new apartment living room.

For your Wilkes Barre apartments open wall space: Antique Black Console Table from Powell. $300 at Ifurn.com

Gotta love these black and white design pendant lamps. They would be great over your Wilkes Barre apartment kitchen island, or over the dining table. Nice accents for office area too. From WAC Lighting.

And let us not forget your new Wilkes Barre apartment bedroom. Dino Direct features this Maple Leaf Print Cotton Bed in a Bag for only $64.62! Cool!

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A Peach Apartment

There’s something about a peach apartment. Nothing says more of elegance, warmth and romance than a lovely warm peach shade of color to highlight your Wilkes-Barre apartment’s decor. Consider this color when looking for a change in overall feeling to your new place, or your old one. Here, I love the contrasting colors of rust and olive green to balance the peach toned walls. White accents and dark wood always work. Image via Food and Home.

What can be lovelier to softly brighten a young girl’s room in your Wilkes-Barre apartment?
Image via The Kid’s Room Decor.

Need a new idea for your Wilkes-Barre apartment? This peach and plum decor contemporary bedroom idea is refreshing and fun. Image via Interior Ideaz.

Soft peach adds brightness and warmth to a long hallway in your Wilkes-Barre apartment. If your apartment is in an older house or mansion that’s been converted to apartments you will often find gorgeous door frames and window frames that can be contrasted with white as shown here. Check with your landlord for the okay to your creative painting ideas. Image via Home Design.

This goes on my list of favorite rooms: a peach Moroccan-style living room with pink and beige toned highlights. Dynamic yet warm…perfect for a unique change in your Wilkes-Barre apartment. image via A Touch of Luxe.

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Living in Your Wilkes-Barre Apartment

When you are living in your Wilkes-Barre apartment, you are living in a city immersed in Pennsylvania history. This article will give an overview of this lovely city of Luzerne County in Northeastern Pa. for those considering moving here or renting an apartment near-by.

The city of Wilkes-Barre was originally settled in 1769. It is named after its two founders, John Wilkes and Isaac Barre (1806) and from what I gather is the only hyphenated city in the USA. (Just a bit of trivia there!) The city was mainly an industrial anthracite coal town in the late 1800s and early 1900s where it saw a boom in economic wealth during this time. By the 1950s the coal industry had dried up, but the city continued on, though it suffered some bump and bruises along the way. (Agnes flood of 1972 I’m thinking of).

The city has recently been renovated and is quite beautiful. From your Wilkes-Barre apartment you will experience a diverse and dynamic amount of things to do and see. A short drive or walk downtown will take you to a hub of businesses and entertainment.

Recently the R/C Theaters Wilkes-Barre 14 opened on North Hampton Street, along with renovation of the city blocks around it. The $31 million project welcomes over 10,000 visitors each week. Around the corner on Main Street nestled among other shops and stores is a new Barnes & Noble bookstore and cafe. Further along in the city square sits The F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, a majestic theater that hosts concerts, plays, and performances by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic.

From your Wilkes-Barre  apartment you can visit the lovely historic district of town, where the large houses and mansions of the past still stand beautifully renovated. This neighborhood is located near two great colleges, Wilkes University and King’s College. Many of these incredible homes are now used by the colleges or house business offices. Some remain residential homes or apartments.

Victorian house in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

If art is your thing, you can venture out of your Wilkes-Barre apartment to visit the  Wilkes Sordoni Art Gallery, part of the Wilkes University community. The gallery is open daily, regularly has new features, and is free to the public.

If you have children, your Wilkes-Barre apartment may be close to one of the many nice schools in the area’s school district. Two of the three high schools in the district were listed on US News and World Reports Best High Schools list. Private schools and Catholic schools are nearby also.

The city is nestled next to the Susquehanna River and on a day when you want to get out of your Wilkes-Barre apartment and exercise the River Common walking trail is just the ticket. This paved trail leads along the river’s banks, goes through parks and recreation areas, and is a fun and energetic time where you can walk, run, or bike and see the beauty of the valley.

Within a fifteen to thirty minute drive you will find more shopping opportunities in Wilkes-Barre Township where the Wyoming Valley Mall and the Arena Hub shopping centers are located. The Mohegan Sun Arena, the areas largest in-door stadium, features the local Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey team games as well as world-wide concert tours and shows. The Mohegan Sun Casino is a short drive away for gambling and “night-out” fun from your Wilkes-Barre apartment.

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images: Movies 14 picture by Ed Sabol via city-data.com
Wilkes-Barre overview via Event Premium Tickets (hockey tickets!)
Victorian House by Anthony T.P. Brooks via city-data.com