Is ALDI’s new Designer Style homewares range really worth the spend?

Posted: 14 July 2021 7:00 am
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We take a look at the monochrome Special Buys that are set to save you some serious green.

ALDI's Special Buys have amassed a cult following of bargain hunters in recent years, with shoppers often queuing hours before opening time in order to get their hands on new products.

The affordable supermarket has now set its sights on a slightly different market though, with the release of a luxurious new monochromatic homewares range.

Beginning today (Wednesday 14 July), ALDI will drop 3 Designer Style Special Buys collections, which include everything from salt and pepper shakers to washing machines.

The ultra-contemporary ranges are set to be a hit with minimalists – but will they be worth the buy?

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With pieces ranging in price from $9.99 for basic homewares to $599 for an 8kg dryer, the Designer Style Special Buys are certainly more affordable than rivals on the market.

For instance, the SOHL marble coffee table (which appears to be the standout piece from the line) is retailing for just $199, while a similar table style will set you back $469 at Temple & Webster.

While the Temple & Webster design is certainly of higher quality, the ALDI version offers an affordable alternative that will still work to elevate your space.

Similarly, the $399 8kg front load washing machine likely won't be the best that money can buy, but it will offer renters and young homeowners a reasonable model within their budget.

You can see the full list of products included in the Designer Style Special Buys below or you can head to the ALDI Special Buys page to see when each item will be available in your state.

ALDI assorted cushions

Minimal classics range (available Wednesday 14 July)

  • Over the door hooks for $9.99
  • Black and white glass candle 300g for $9.99
  • Ferns in decorative pots for $14.99
  • Plush throw blanket for $16.99
  • High loft pillow 2 pack for $19.99
  • Designer cushion assortment for $19.99
  • Melange blanket for $39.99
  • Bedside table for $49.99
  • Woven cotton area rug for $49.99
  • Marble console table for $69.99
  • Quilt cover set – Queen size for $59.99 or King size for $69.99
  • 500 thread count 100% long staple cotton sheet set – Queen size for $59.99 or King size for $69.99
  • Chest of 4 drawers for $129
  • Chest of 3 drawers for $129
  • SOHL marble coffee table for $199

ALDI serving boards

Timeless dining range (available Wednesday 14 July)

  • Electric salt or pepper mill for $9.99
  • Jacquard tablecloth for $9.99
  • Frosted glass carafe or tumblers 4pk for $9.99
  • Reactive glaze dinnerware 4pk for $12.99
  • Terrazzo serving boards for $14.99
  • Oversized serving boards for $19.99
  • Cutlery set 16 piece for $19.99

ALDI washing machine and dryer

Simple and clean range (available Saturday 17 July)

  • Assorted cleaners 750ml for $2.99
  • Heavy duty pegs 30pk for $2.99
  • 8kg front load washing machine for $399
  • Assorted cleaning brushes for $3.99
  • Cellulose sponge with scourer 6pk or microfibre sponge with scourer 3pk for $3.99
  • Microfibre cleaning cloths 5pk for $3.99
  • Draught or door stopper for $4.99
  • Moisture absorber twin pack 720g for $4.99
  • Urban living laundry liquid 1L for $5.99
  • Clothes folder for $7.99
  • Sewing sets for $7.99
  • Kitchen hand towel 4pk for $8.99
  • Ironing board cover for $9.99
  • Dustpan and brush set for $9.99
  • Premium indoor broom for $9.99
  • Curver small storage baskets for $12.99
  • Stainless steel 20 peg sock hanger for $12.99
  • Curver laundry basket 45L for $14.99
  • Laundry trolley for $14.99
  • Recycled yarn decorator mat or runner for $14.99
  • Joseph & Joseph Flex Lite toilet brush for $19.99
  • Premium winged airer for $19.99
  • Tripod clothes dryer for $19.99
  • Curver storage box sets for $19.99
  • Curver laundry hamper 55L for $19.99
  • Ironing board for $39.99
  • Retractable clothesline for $49.99
  • Premium garment steamer and fabric shaver pack for $49.99
  • Braun Texstyle3 steam iron for $59.99
  • Double laundry hamper for $59.99
  • Washing machine base unit for $59.99
  • Shoe cabinet for $69.99
  • 2-in-1 steam iron garment steamer for $79.99
  • Storage cupboard for $149
  • 2-in-1 steam iron garment steamer with ironing board for $149
  • 8kg heat pump dryer for $599

While most ALDI products are unable to be bought online, you can currently snap up the SOHL marble coffee table on the ALDI site.

To shop the rest of the range, you'll need to visit your local store.

If you're looking for other ways to save on your next home revamp, you can see our guide to the furniture stores offering buy now pay later service Afterpay.

Looking for more ways to save? Check out today's top 5 deals and our huge database of coupon codes.

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