13 amazing home furnishings you can buy at Anthropologie
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Anthropologie has an incredible aesthetic—part global, part boho-chic, all luxurious. If you’ve ever been lucky enough to shop in the home décor department of one of its stores, you’ve probably felt like I do—you wish you could live there. Between the delicious smell of Capri Blue Volcano candles, the statement colors, and the sensuous textures of the fabrics, when you enter the store, it’s as if you’ve entered another world. Anthropologie’s online store does a good job of conveying that feeling, too, even without the tropical aroma. Why? Anthropologie is more than a retailer. It’s an aspirational way of life.
Nobody ever accused Anthropologie of being inexpensive. But its furnishings are so creative, so unique, so exotic, so downright perfect, that they get us thinking of ways to stretch our budgets so we can bring them home. Many of the company’s pieces are investments, that’s for sure. Still, not all of them are out of reach and even using one or two can transform a space. So, treat yourself. Here are some amazing Anthropologie furnishings to make your own.
1. A mirror that adds a vintage touch
Embrace the vintage-inspired style of this substantial mirror, which can make a living room or bedroom look like a chic showcase. The jeweled frame looks amazing in gold. This piece adds charm to spaces and it’s versatile enough to mix with a variety of styles. The Primrose mirror finishes a room and visually doubles its size.
2. This feminine art-deco bed
The art-deco style of this bed looks luxe in a modern or traditional bedroom, and the velvet upholstery adds lots of glam. The curved, channel-quilted headboard conveys femininity. Fall in love with the Marine color, which is right on trend for 2020.
3. A chair made from natural materials
Natural materials are always desirable for their timelessness and durability. In this case, the rattan construction of the Pari chair is visually light, but the chair itself is sturdy. You might think that a chair like this is best used in a sunroom, but if you toss on a cozy throw and slip a rug underneath, it’s all set for the living room. The neutral color works with any color palette and you can pull a pair of these chairs in charcoal up to the dining room table.
4. This plush, comfortable velvet chair
Almost any article about Anthropologie furniture will mention the plush velvet Elowen chair. A slim profile lets this chair fit well in smaller spaces and the plump filling makes it comfortable. Shiny brass handle on the back is an extra touch—it complements the brass legs. Elowen comes in seven colors and I’m voting for the navy because it’s both modern and classic.
5. Rugs that look like farmhouse finds
Even if you don’t do farmhouse décor, you’ll want these Ruby rugs, which Joanna Gaines designed with inspiration from traditional Turkish rugs. The Fixer Upper star lets you choose between vibrant blue and pink colorways, or you can bring both rugs into the same room. And these rugs are approved for high-traffic areas, so families with kids can enjoy them.
6. A nightstand that’s both rustic and refined
Want a piece that looks like you found it at a fancy flea market? The 28-inch washed wood nightstand/dresser has a distressed finish that makes it look rustic while its brass handles make it look refined. All in all, it’s a beautiful addition to the bedside or entryway, with three drawers to hide clutter.
7. Curtains to add flair to every window
Curtains make a big impression in a room, adding personality to a plain window. With an airy design that looks hand-printed, the colorful blush or jade Cecilia curtains bring a garden feel to any room. They don’t look too formal for a casual home and they’re easy to care for—you can machine wash and dry them. Anthropologie packages the panels individually, so you’ll need to buy two for each window.
8. A long couch with MCM appeal
If you’re all about mid-century modern design, a long sofa with squared-off arms will fit your aesthetic brilliantly. The all-over tufting and short, shiny brass legs give the Mina the high-end look you expect from Anthropologie. Whether you choose velvet, linen, or leather upholstery (all at different price points), when you add this sofa, your living room will have an unforgettable focal point.
9. A wall mural that only looks hand painted
An amazing wall mural that you don’t have to hand paint? Count me in. Part of the trend toward removable wall coverings, this digitally-printed piece comes ready to hang on high-quality paper. The large-scale Judarn mural ups the glam on an accent wall, emulating an antique tapestry. The colors are absolutely luscious. If you have some experience, you can hang this wallpaper yourself.
10. This shapely handmade table
Something handcrafted adds class to your space, so it can be worth the investment. Hourglass-shaped and the ideal size for a drink or a candle, the curvy Betania table makes a unique accent to a room. The finish is neutral and the piece is sealed with lacquer. You might want to make up a story about how you found this handmade table while vacationing on a tropical isle—your guests will certainly believe you.
11. The softest throw blanket around
Every home needs a collection of throw blankets. One for each member of the family is perfect. The Sophie may be the softest throw you can buy at Anthropologie or anywhere because one side is furry and the other is velvety. If you live anywhere with cold winters, I would call this blanket a must. All the colors are appealing, so you can’t go wrong whichever you choose. Plus, Anthropologie claims that this blanket is produced in an eco-friendly way, free of harmful chemicals, toxins, and irritants.
12. A textured throw pillow
Here’s a throw pillow to add to your couch. It’s practically a work of art, made of cotton, wool, acrylic, and metallic fibers. You will swear it was custom-made. If everything else in your living room is smooth, the All Roads pillow will bring the texture.
13. The bar cart that can go anywhere
Okay, putting aside the price point for a moment, remember that the Oscarine bar cart is a showstopper, the reason you love the furnishings at Anthropologie. You can find cheaper bar carts at other stores, but this cart is exquisite, made of lucite, glass, and brass. The Art-deco style can add sparkle and gleam to a forgotten corner of any room. Use it as a nightstand, accent table, or coffee station—just don’t limit the Oscarine cart to bottle service and you’ll get your money’s worth out of it.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.
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