A slow living interior

The slow living trend is not your average interior design trend. We live in a society where we are constantly tempted to buy more. Not only that, we also want everything we buy to be faster, better, cheaper and more efficient. We buy things from cheap chains like Action and Primark and we’d rather not think about how these products are produced and what impact our choices have on the environment.

Slow living started as a counter reaction to this growing mass consumption. It doesn’t literally mean we have to live our lives slowly: slow living is about living our lives more consciously by making conscious decisions and valuing our time, nature and our environment.

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Slow living originates from the slow food movement. This movement was founded by Carlos Petrini in 1986, as a protest against the opening of a Mcdonald’s opposite the Spanish Steps in Rome. The slow food movement is all about treasuring traditional and regional food and the sustainable production of food, opposed to fast food chains. These days, the movement has branched out into many slow movements, like slow fashion, slow travel and slow parenting.