What’s trending in Slow Living home design?
According to Slow Living LDN, creating a thoughtful home forces us to think about what we are buying for our spaces, first asking ourselves if potential purchases are really necessary. It’s sort of the antithesis of mass consumption and wasteful hoarding. Investing in the best quality items we can afford will help deter repeat purchases.
Additionally, the outlet suggests that taking care of the pieces we already own is a function of slow living; this can mean anything from setting up rotating maintenance programs for home systems to hand washing delicate clothes. Green Lili recommends choosing sustainably produced, pre-owned items for their reduced environmental impact, and supporting brands whose business and manufacturing practices closely align with our values.
A slow house is also a healthy house, so it is essential to use natural and non-toxic products in its walls. Furniture, mattresses and carpets can release harmful compounds into our interiors. Cleaning and beauty products, kitchen utensils and scented candles are other everyday items that affect indoor air quality. Some of the ideas offered by Pure Living Space to make our homes healthier include organic bedding and textiles, low or even zero VOC paints and stains, beeswax instead of paraffin candles, and melting with instead non-stick pans are suggested. Formaldehyde is another indoor air pollutant frequently used in the manufacture of pressed wood furniture. purchasing solid wood, second-hand or antique furniture for our homes can help reduce our exposure to the chemical.