Why I’m obsessed with this butter soft cashmere throw from Williams-Sonoma

This cashmere throw from Williams Sonoma will you keep you warm all through winter

A Williams Sonoma European Solid Cashmere Throw draped over a bed
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Homes & Gardens Verdict

This soft cashmere throw from Williams-Sonoma is a comfortable option that'll keep you warm all winter.

Reasons to buy
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    Comes in a variety of colors

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    Very soft

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    Stylish fringed decor

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Reasons to avoid
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    Dry clean only

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    Might be too lightweight for some

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Williams Sonoma European Solid Cashmere Throw | $299 at Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma European Solid Cashmere Throw | $299 at Williams Sonoma

While I’m well aware that there are several humans out there who absolutely love putting on their puffy jackets and knit hats, and going out into the freezing cold, I'm going to be honest here and tell you that I’m absolutely not one of them.

In fact, I absolutely despise the cold, which isn’t really helpful when you live in NYC and the weather is below freezing for about half the year. I like to also wrap myself up with a warm throw when I’m relaxing on the sofa, and cashmere is naturally my material of choice.

However, I have had huge issues when it comes to finding the best throw blanket to purchase this winter. Either they’ve been incredibly expensive, or they’ve been too light and flimsy to provide any warmth. Plus, it just has to be cashmere, as wool can get a bit too suffocating for me to purchase. However, I most recently managed to get my hands on this absolutely stunning cashmere throw from Williams-Sonoma, and it’s everything I’ve wanted and more.

What's the deal?

This European Solid Cashmere Throw from Williams-Sonoma is my absolute favorite find of the winter season. Made of 100 percent pure cashmere, it’s a 210-gram, lightweight, tightly-woven throw that comes in two sizes and 10 colors, so it’ll fit into any decor scheme.

The main draw of this throw, however, is its affordability for being pure cashmere: It’s only $299 for the smaller size, and while the larger size costs a bit more at $550, it’s absolutely massive, and will easily allow you to cozy up in it.

What's the design like?

Several colors of the Williams Sonoma European Solid Cashmere Throw stacked on top of each other

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This solid cashmere throw is available in 10 gorgeous colors—Oatmeal, Orange, Sangria, Navy, Light Grey, Ivory, Evergreen, Charcoal, Chambray Blue, and Blush—and two sizes. There’s a 50-inch by 65-inch option which is smaller, and works to cover only a part of your body. If you’re like me and want to wrap your entire self up in it, then I highly recommend getting the larger 72-inch by 80-inch size, since it’s absolutely perfect for covering your whole body on cold days and nights.

In terms of style and durability, I don’t think you can beat the Williams-Sonoma throw: It’s made entirely from 100 percent cashmere that’s been closely knitted for a tightly-woven feel, and has stylish fringed accents on either side. At only 210 grams in weight, it’s also incredibly light. However, if you like your throws to be on the heavier, sturdier side, this might not be the option for you.

How can you use it?

I personally like to wrap myself up entirely in this throw, but it can even work as a decorative accent piece across a sofa or in a bedroom. My sister also owns this throw (per my recommendation, of course), and she likes the smaller option over her comforter, as she says it helps keep her feet warm at night. 

Since it comes in such a variety of colors, you can try any combination of hues that will either add a pop or simply blend in with your surroundings. The larger size would also work really well in a guest bedroom, should your loved ones need some extra warmth when they visit.

Should you buy it?

A green Williams Sonoma European Solid Cashmere Throw draped over a bench

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If you’re like me and freeze often in colder weather, I think the Williams-Sonoma European Solid Cashmere Throw should absolutely be on your radar. It’s affordable, warm, and stylish, and the number of colors available means that it’ll very easily fit into pretty much any decor scheme. However, it can be too lightweight if you prefer heavier options, and it’s very warm, so those who run hot might want to stay away.

For me, however, it’s the perfect little luxury for chillier temps, and it’s a wonderful addition to my living room setup.

Nikhita Mahtani
Style Editor

Nikhita is the Style Editor for Homes & Gardens, making sure our home-savvy readers are always aware of the latest trends and deepening their knowledge of classic design. Nikhita graduated with her Master of Arts in Magazine Journalism from New York University, and has spent a decade in interior design and shopping roles at shelter publications ELLE DECOR and Domino Magazine.