Jun 29, 2023

The Best Blankets to Buy Now for Your Desk

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Brrr, it's cold in here—so grab one of these throws to cozy up your atmosphere.

We all know the feeling—it's burning up outside, but your office is basically the Arctic. It can be rough during the summer months trying to negotiate your comfort in a workplace that's weirdly conducive to space heaters in July, but that's where the trusty desk blanket comes in. A desk blanket can be woven from any material that drapes elegantly over your shoulders while you ping off emails; ideally it can work as either a spring-to-summer transition piece (think: linen and cotton blends) or a nippy-to-cozy workhorse that’ll take you into fall swaddled in merino wool and cashmere. Whatever your preference, the 20 blankets below are sure to stoke the flames of your imagination, if not the trash can fire you’re prepared to start should the thermostat keep dipping.

This versatile handloomed throw is small enough to stash at your desk, yet big enough to drape across the end of a bed or a sofa arm.

Designed with Studio McGee, this lightweight acrylic throw comes in four colors and is machine washable.

This wool and cashmere blend is the perfect accessory to take you from summer desks to fall streets.

An ideal layering piece, this 100-percent-cashmere throw features whipstitched edge detailing and comes in two colors.

This wool-blend blanket features neutral tones in an oversized stripe pattern that will work in any room.

A cool, classic wool-and-cashmere-blend throw, it's yarn-dyed for longer-lasting color and finished by hand with whip stitching.

This lightweight synthetic-blend blanket comes in four pale hues; all can be machine-washed.

Handmade by a women's cooperative in Uruguay, this modernist merino wool throw is embellished with hand-felted abstract shapes.

This oversized Kantha quilt is made in India from upcycled saris and vintage fabrics.

The H Riviera blanket is an investment piece. It's available in four colors and is woven in Scotland of a sumptuous merino wool and cashmere blend.

This playful geometric throw blanket achieves a 3D effect thanks to the use of 100-percent-cotton slub yarn.

Inspired by a 1960s crochet blanket, this historical reproduction was assembled from scraps of unused cotton yarns.

Available in two colors and featuring contrast loops that create a subtle, textured stripe pattern, this yummy cotton blanket is handwoven in India.

This jacquard woven cotton-blend blanket features a painterly graphic rendered in blue and brown.

Made in Norway of 100 percent wool, this hefty throw shows off a bold checkered pattern and decorative edge stitching.

This comfy merino wool blanket is fringed in ivory and features a design of contrasting pink and maroon bands.

Named for the designer's daughter, who in turn was named for Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, this cotton-blend blanket is machine washable and made in the United States.

This affordable brushed-cotton throw is made in Portugal and can even be monogrammed. The best part? It's available in more than 10 colors, so maybe grab a few.

This neutral linen throw blanket is accented with eye-catching needlework and fringe for bohemian flair.

Designed and screen-printed in New York, this decorative cotton throw features a motif inspired by shapes found in nature.

Sean Santiago is ELLE Decor's Deputy Editor, covering news, trends and talents in interior design, hospitality, travel, and luxury. He writes the So Courant! column for the magazine and

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