Just as we were getting ready to flee summer's sweltering grip and plan an escape to a cool-climate destination, Anthropologie's new season catalog arrived, reminding us to hold tight—fall is on the way. The décor authority's latest home journal, titled Portrait of a Home, is enough to make any warm-weather fanatic excited for the seasons to shift.
Along with staples we've come to expect from the rustic-chic brand—think Moroccan rugs, tassel throw pillows, and velvet chairs—the catalog also provides a glimpse at some new trends. We took a look at all 2500 new home arrivals to discern the emerging styles to try now. Among them: piercing sapphire blue sofas that add a jolt of personality to any tired living room and oversize greenery, the perfect way to layer texture and add height to a space. Take note: These are the four major home trends Anthropologie is backing this fall.
Curved sofas and velvet furniture have been trending for some time, but this fall it seems that one particular color will reign supreme: blue. Anthropologie's catalog featured multiple velvet sofas in an array of jewel tones, from piercing sapphire and cobalt to pale dusty turquoise. Our favorite new addition is the Gace Serpentine Sofa, which is a great alternative to a classic sectional.
If Anthropologie's new catalog is anything to go by, lucite is here to stay. Often associated with Hollywood glamor or bohemian interiors, the clear high-grade acrylic continues to appear in the brand's top-selling wares. Translucent and light, it's an ideal material for small spaces as lucite furniture doesn't add visual clutter. The brand's new Oscarine Lucite End Table is perfect for a small living room.
Fall signals the start of entertaining season, and Anthropologie has launched a collection of plates, bowls, and dinner party wares to take you from intimate gatherings to Thanksgiving feasts. Every item has a distinct handmade touch—a trend we've noticed beyond this brand. Look for stoneware bowls and plates in organic, irregular shapes and rustic cutting boards.
When it comes to greenery and foliage, bigger is better. At least, that's the message Anthropologie appears to be backing this fall, with large faux fronds and tall planters. Add height and texture to your room with a cluster of pussy willows, as the brand did in this new catalog, or give a stark room life with a simple monstera leaf.