'I want one for every room!' Our editor picks the best pieces from Anthropologie, a brand that is nailing elevated design

Anthropologie is getting good design exactly right - curved edges, elegant shapes and personality-filled pieces. Our editor Pip Rich picks the pieces that will elevate your home

living room with striped yellow sofa
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I remember my first ever visit to an Anthropologie store, years and years ago. It was in Miami, and I was enchanted by how unique its pieces were, how characterful and unexpected. I bought some fluted glass door handles and a pair of striped pyjama pants.

That sense of being in a bazaar has never left Anthropologie, easily one of the best home decor stores. But more recently it has taken on the sensibilities of high design, adding in the principles being used by some of the best creative minds in the world. Curved edges, smooth stone finishes, textured boucle and irregular shapes. The result is a collection of supremely covetable and well curated pieces, and here is my edit of its very best. 

View all Anthropologie's home collection here.

Anthropologie's best lights

Anthropologie's lighting section is particularly enticing - unexpected little gems that (literally) glow with personality and style. I didn't include the desk lamp shaped like a cat...but I so nearly did.

View all Anthropologie lighting here.

Anthropologie's best furniture

Many of my favorite designers - Noa Santos, Olga Ashby, Brigette Romanek - are using soft colors and rounded textures right now. They create infinitely liveable spaces where you can take your shoes off and relax. That's just the vibe of much of Anthro's furniture, too - an elevated take on design.

View all of Anthropologie's furniture collection here.

Anthropologie's best home decor

Just like those door handles I picked up years ago, Anthro has always done finishing touches well. And that talent continues with particularly strong collections of vases and candlesticks....while its area rugs are some of the softest availble at this price level.

View all Anthropologies' home decor here.

View all Anthropologie new arrivals in the home department here.

Pip Rich
Editor

The editor of Livingetc, Pip Rich (formerly Pip McCormac) is a lifestyle journalist of almost 20 years experience working for some of the UK's biggest titles. As well as holding staff positions at Sunday Times Style, Red and Grazia he has written for the Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times and ES Magazine. The host of Livingetc's podcast Home Truths, Pip has also published three books - his most recent, A New Leaf, was released in December 2021 and is about the homes of architects who have filled their spaces with houseplants.  He has recently moved out of London - and a home that ELLE Decoration called one of the ten best small spaces in the world - to start a new renovation project in Somerset.