Go Slow in 2023

The start of a new year brings with it a chance to reflect, reset and refresh - and this can be applied as much to the interiors of our home as it can to any aspect of our lives. Resolutions can bring joy, especially when they enhance the space we live in. So why not make 2023 the year of slow design?

But what do we mean by slow design and how can we bring it into our home?

Rather than flash-in-the-pan trends and mass production, slow design is all about interiors that deliver in style, yes, but also in substance. It’s about ‘buying better, buying once’ and investing in timeless pieces that are both high-quality (and therefore durable) and hard-working. 

Consider not just how a piece will look in your home but the creative process behind it. A rug, for example, can transform any space, adding instant colour and character, as well as practicalities such as warmth and floor protection. But choosing a rug that delivers exceptional craftsmanship adds another layer. At Bombay Sprout, each of our rugs is lovingly hand-made and involves the unsurpassed skills of spinners, weavers and dyers, meaning that it has a story behind it and is something you'll treasure forever.

Pictured are examples of our bamboo and banana silk - both sustainable and long lasting whilst still giving a luxurious feel.

Making thoughtful choices also means ensuring that pieces are sustainable wherever possible. We use natural plant materials wherever possible for our handwoven rugs, including jute, a rain-fed crop which is totally organic and renewable, as well as banana leaves and bamboo plants. We also offer a collection of recycled PET yarn rugs that look and feel just like wool, but are actually made from discarded plastic bottles that would otherwise be polluting our oceans and clogging up landfill. All the more reason to be kinder to the planet at home.

Welcome to 2023, the year of going slow.