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Aldi launches £20 velvet footstool that’s almost identical to Made.com’s £100 version

The budget supermarket’s pouffe will update your home, without the hefty price tag

Sarah Young
Tuesday 09 February 2021 16:22
<p>Give your living room a refresh with this pouffe that looks designer</p>

Give your living room a refresh with this pouffe that looks designer

Velvet has proved a popular fabric choice in interior schemes, thanks to its ability to instantly add an air of opulence and elegance to any room.

So, it’s no surprise that so many retailers have tapped into the trend with a variety of home furnishings up for grabs, from cushions to curtains and everything in-between.

Read more: Aldi’s £14.99 churro maker is back by popular demand

But, it’s not just the expensive brands that have noticed velvet’s rise in popularity.

Budget supermarket Aldi’s Specialbuys range has become renowned as the go-to destination to bag a homeware bargain, with recent launches including everything from a churros maker to a coffee machine and even a scalloped bed.

And the latest item making its way to the section is, you guessed it, a stylish piece of velvet furniture just waiting to elevate your home decor.

This week, the retailer is launching a seriously stylish velvet footstool by it's in house designers Kirkton House, which looks almost identical to a designer one being sold on Made.com.

But, their appearance is where the similarities end between these two pouffes because, while the Made.com version will set you back £99, Aldi’s is being sold for a far more purse-friendly price of £19.99.

If you want to get your hands on the footstool, you’re going to have to be quick because it is exclusively available to buy online, with pre-orders already being accepted ahead of the official launch on 11 February.

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Kirkton House velvet footstool: £19.99, Aldi – Buy now

This chic velvet footstool has a distinct designer vibe, but with an Aldi price tag of only £19.99.

A great way to add an affordable luxurious touch to your home, the pouffe has a soft, padded top that gives is a smooth finish and helps to provide the comfort factor, and is finished with a stylish gold metal trim.

Ideal for putting your feet up and relaxing at the end of a long day or as extra seating when you’re allowed to invite friends over once more, the footstool comes in three colourways meaning there is something to suit every décor style.

While our favourite is blush pink, it’s also available to buy in cool grey and navy blue, all of which promise to make a lovely finishing touch to your living space.

Those with pets or little ones at home needn’t worry about it getting grubby either because the fabric has been designed so that you can wipe any marks clean with a damp cloth.

Buy now

If you miss out on Aldi’s version, check out our round-up of the best pouffes and footstools for putting your feet up, which features a range of statement pieces that will pop out against any colour scheme.

In our guide, this palm leaf printed style (£39, Ella James) was featured for its versatility, as it can be used both indoors and outside. "This totally tropical pouffe by Ella James is suited to both living rooms and patio spaces, making it an ideal buy for sunnier days ahead," our reviewer said.

"Painterly botanicals of palm and monstera leaves in a rich colour clash of blue and green make up its busy pattern. This one comes flat packed with an inflatable inner that’s easily blown up like a balloon. But with its fixed cylindrical structure finished with piping, and its hard-wearing (and water-repellent) polyester fabric, it keeps its shape and feels sturdy. Perfect for bringing the outside in."

For more homeware inspiration, read our guide to the best boucle pieces to shop right now

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