Aldi homeware dupes: bargain alternatives to Le Creuset, Jo Malone and more
We share the best Aldi homeware dupes for luxury brands like The White Company, Le Creuset and Swan
We all know Aldi for its budget-friendly groceries and famous 'middle aisle' of mystery, but did you know they also sell a large range of homeware, appliances and kitchenware? Often only available online, these cheap and cheerful home bargains offer the look and feel of top luxury homeware brands at a fraction of the price.
Intrigued? Read on for our pick of the best budget alternatives to brands like Le Creuset, Jo Malone and Swan, all available at Aldi!
Le Creuset cookware set dupe
The original: Le Creuset Cast Iron 3-piece Starter Set in Cerise, £545
The Aldi dupe: 3 Piece Red Cast Iron Cookware Set, £54.99
French brand Le Creuset are renowned around the world for their cast iron cookware - but that fame is reflected in their top drawer prices.
It may not have the Le Creuset name, but Aldi's three-piece cookware set in vibrant cherry red, shown above, is a fraction of the price. And as they're made from ultra-durable cast iron, these pans should last a lifetime.
Jo Malone candle dupe
The original: Lime Basil & Mandarin Home Candle, £50
The Aldi dupe: Lime, Basil & Mandarin Glass Candle, £3.49
Jo Malone candles are a coveted luxury item, with the delicate fragrances attracting a huge number of devoted fans. If you're one of them, why not consider Aldi's Hotel Collection as a purse-friendly alternative? Their dupe lime, basil and mandarin candle even comes in a similar decorative glass jar with a silver lid - in fact, from a distance you'd easily mistake it for the real thing!
De'Longhi espresso machine dupe
The original: De'Longhi EC230.BK Espresso Coffee Machine, £89
The Aldi dupe: Ambiano Espresso Maker, £29.99
For coffee addicts trying to cut down on their café spending, an at-home coffee machine is a must - we've rounded up a few of our favourites here.
However, if your budget is tight, Aldi's Ambiano espresso machine offers a decent alternative to more expensive machines from the likes of De'Longhi and Russell Hobbs. Simple to use, it comes with a measuring scoop for your coffee and a tempered glass cup.
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La Redoute Berber rug dupe
The original: La Redoute Jiraya Berber-style rug, £99
The dupe: Kirkton House Diamond Sherpa rug, £49.99
Instagram interiors fans will be intimately familiar with La Redoute's range of Berber-inspired monochrome rugs - they're absolutely everywhere right now! The secret to their popularity is surely their versatility - these rugs have a neutral tone and simple yet striking design which complement any room or decor.
If you're after the same effect on a tighter budget, Aldi's Diamond Sherpa rug is a similar pattern and size (at 120cm x 180cm, it's slightly larger than La Redoute's 120cm x 170cm).
Yankee Candle dupe
The original: Yankee Candle All is Bright, £9.99
The Aldi dupe: Starlight glass jar candle, £3.49
Yankee Candles are a market leader thanks to their generous size, iconic glass jars and wide array of fragrances to suit all tastes. However, they aren't the cheapest option on the market.
For that, step forward Aldi's own glass jar candle range. The collection features scents including Twilight, Black Cherry and Amalfi, but we're partial to Starlight - it's a close match to All is Bright, a classic scent blending citrus, vanilla and musk.
MADE.com ottoman storage bench dupe
The original: Asare Upholstered Ottoman Storage Bench, £225
The Aldi dupe: Kirkton House Pink Bedroom Ottoman, £79.99
When it comes to super on-trend furniture, you can't beat MADE.com - and their blush pink velvet ottoman storage bench is a prime example. However, at £225 price tag, it could easily be a little out of your price range.
Luckily, Aldi's own-brand homeware range, Kirkton House, offers this stunning dupe at almost one-third of the price. Style at the end of your bed for a storage solution that's both elegant and practical.
Le Creuset griddle dupe
The original: Le Creuset Cast Iron Signature Square Grillit, £140
The Aldi dupe: Blue Cast Iron Griddle Pan, £14.99
If you're a keen home cook, you know that no kitchen is complete without a griddle pan. But while Le Creuset's signature enamelled 'Grillit' pan will set you back around £140, Aldi's lookalike blue cast-iron pan costs just £14.99! Enamel-coated and oven-safe up to 250C, the colour is a dead ringer for Le Creuset's Marseille blue, too!
Swan toaster dupe
The original: Swan 4 Slice Retro Toaster, £49.99
The Aldi dupe: Ambiano Premium Toaster, £24.99
If you're a fan of Swan's retro-look kitchen equipment but less of a fan of premium prices, take a look at Aldi's range of own-brand Ambiano appliances. The curved lines of this four-slice toaster, shown above, gives a vintage vibe at half the price. Comes with defrost, reheat, cancel and bagel functions, as well as browning control.
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Oliver Bonas armchair dupe
The original: Flora Scalloped Dusty Pink Velvet Armchair, £495
The Aldi dupe: Pink Shell Accent Chair, £109.99
No Instagrammable home is complete without a velvet accent chair, and if you're a decor devotee you'll know that scalloped patterns are particularly in vogue. We're huge fans of Oliver Bonas' dusky pink accent chair, shown above, but at £495 it's definitely an investment item. For a similar vibe on a budget, check out Aldi's pink shell accent chair, priced at just £109.99.
The White Company Seychelles handwash dupe
The original: Seychelles Hand Wash, £13
The Aldi dupe: Paradise hand wash, £1.99
We can't get enough of The White Company's Seychelles range, which includes candles, lotions and room sprays, as well as an absolutely delectable handwash, all imbued with the intoxicating tropical scent. So we were thrilled to discover that Aldi's Paradise range hits the same notes of amber, vanilla and bergamot, for an unbeatable £1.99!