Aldi is selling a bar stool for £205 less than identical version at Cox & Cox – but we've found an even cheaper version!

Which bar stool will you choose?

When we spotted the new Aldi bar stool for £39.99, we thought we'd landed the dream deal. However, we've found an identical version for even less!

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Bar stools have become a must-have in stylish modern homes. Not just for making a statement around the breakfast island, but for propping up our DIY home bars.

Aldi is currently selling a stylish velvet and gold version, perfect for dipping your toe into the luxe glamour trend. However, we can't help but note that they look very similar to the bar stools at one of our favourite brands Cox & Cox.

room with golden bar stool and wooden flooring

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Based purely on face value, the bar stools look almost identical. However, there is one big difference – the cost. The Cox & Cox high stool comes in at an eye-watering £245. While the Aldi one will cost you just £39.99. That is a difference of £205.01.

However, we have incredible news. By some miracle, we've managed to find a similar bar stool that costs less than Aldi's. The Homebase bar stool (opens in new tab) that we've previously written about on Ideal Home, is currently on offer for under £25.

If you are currently in the market for a glamorous bar stool, one of these is sure to tickle your fancy.

Aldi bar stool

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The velvet bar stool is an online exclusive and is currently available to preorder. The stool is available in just two colours grey and teal.

Each stool features stunning metal legs with a luxurious chrome finish. However, you better-get shopping quick, because they are selling out fast.

Buy now: Velvet bar stool, £39.99, Aldi (opens in new tab)

Cox & Cox high stool

room with white walls golden bar stool and shelf on wall

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If you are looking for a well-made bar stool that will last, the Cox & Cox version is the best way to go. The new stool features a slender brass frame, topped with a luxurious velvet top.

Plus, it is available in blush! Which is always a winning shade with us. The website says the stool should be back in stock within the next few weeks, so watch this space if you're hoping to add it to your home.

Buy now: Brass and Blush Velvet high stool, £245, Cox & Cox (opens in new tab)

Homebase bar stool

room with golden bar stool with blue pink and red seat and wooden flooring

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If you are keen to get your hands on a blush coloured bar stool but are on a budget head over to Homebase. The barstools are available in blush pink, burnt orange and teal.

You will need to act fast as the stools are currently on a clearance offer from £50 to £24. Sadly, once these stools are gone, they're gone.

Buy now: Homebase bar stool, £24.93, Homebase (opens in new tab)

Related: New at Aldi this week – luxurious faux fur throws, cushions and rugs to create a cosy home

Will you be adding a bar stool or two to your home?

Rebecca Knight
Rebecca Knight

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.