Blooma Elegant Wooden Corner Arbour

Prices Around: £546
Size: 2.5 X 1.73 X 1.73m
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Are you searching for a functional but good looking corner seating area in your garden? Then, the Blooma Elegant arbour is ideal for you and is a stylish wooden seat with an arch at the top which gently slopes, giving it a very unique look. Maybe you could add some colourful cushions to make things a little more comfortable? We think you’ll be hard pushed to leave it and go back into the house once you sit in here for the first time. It’s ideal for a modern, contemporary or even a traditional outdoor space and it really is a timeless piece. This boasts a smart pointed top, you will turn heads with this archway as it’s gorgeous. Those sitting in this will have plenty of relaxing moments with a book, magazine and a glass of wine admiring the garden. This product is home delivered and assembled for your convenience.

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By making sure all of the planed softwood has been pressure treated, you are getting an arbour that is every bit as strong and long lasting as it is nice to look at. The walls really are thick, solid and have a great design. These are kept together with a very robust frame that will make certain this arbour is still standing strong 20 or more years from now. That amazing, conical roof is made with overlap cladding and a strong frame to keep the rain out and its overhang ensures you get a little bit of shade when the sun is out.

What we rate

  • Has a stylish wooden seat
  • Beautiful design
  • Timber has been pressure treated
  • Is a very good size
  • This will be assembled for you

What we slate

  • It will take up a fair bit of real estate in your garden
  • Sitting in here for a 5 minute rest may turn into a half hour nap
How We Rate It
8.5
Quality 8.5/10
85% Complete
Longevity of Materials 8.5/10
85% Complete
Storage Size 8/10
80% Complete
Ease of Installation 10/10
100% Complete
Value for Money 8.5/10
85% Complete

Let's Take a Closer Look...

Shed Type And Roof Size

Blooma Elegant Wooden Corner Arbour UnpaintedIf you have a space in your garden that you have been thinking long and hard about what to put there, then we think the Blooma Elegant Wooden Corner Arbour would work very well in a corner or even somewhere else in your garden. This is quite a spacious arbour with the depth and the width being around 5 feet 7 inches. This gives you a lot of room to sit inside so you and your other half could have a nice romantic evening and watch the sun go down, you could sit and relax on your own with a book or you could even have a few friends over and have a few glasses of wine and a lot of laughs. It has a very elegant style and this we feel makes it something which could easily blend into a modern garden or one that is a little traditional in style. This stands at a little over 8 feet and it does make it a very impressive sight.

The roof is very interesting and most likely the first thing that you will notice about this arbour. It is a conical style roof with a high peak which really does catch your eye. The wood used for the roof is done in an overlap cladding style which is very attractive and there is a strong framing that keeps it all together. There is an overhang which goes around the whole arbour so you will get quite a bit of shade when you are sitting in here on those hot summer days.

Cladding, Frame And Floor

Blooma Elegant Wooden Corner Arbour DimensionsHigh quality, planed softwood has been used for the whole structure and we feel that this was a very smart choice. Most of the arbour is made with strong, vertical panels which thanks to that softwood and their thickness are very strong and sturdy. They have done a great job here making sure that the cladding is that perfect mix of strong and good looking.

A thick framing is what keeps this whole structure so robust. You can see from the pictures that the framing is very solid and this will make this an arbour that will last for many years and feel solid when you are sitting in it. Also if you have kids who love to jump off things, even though you have told them a million times not to, this solid frame will be able to handle their messing around when your back is turned.

While there is no flooring area for us to talk about here, we do have a large seating area. This is made with solid softwood timber and will easily seat a few adults. There is an extra little area at the top of the seat where you could sit your glasses of wine, book or even iPad if you wanted to watch something while you are outside.

Treatment Requirement And Warranty

This is pressure treated which is something we always like to see. This is going to really extend the life of the Blooma Elegant Wooden Corner Arbour as it helps fight off rot and decay. Still while it is awesome that all of the timber has been pressure treated, we would still suggest a generous coating of wood treatment to give it the ultimate protection from the rain. You do this once a year and you will be able to have fun with this arbour for many years.

The pressure treatment process that the timber goes through, makes the manufacturer confident enough to give you a ten year anti rot guarantee with this arbour.

Doors And Windows

Clearly there is no door on here, but there is that opening area where you have to walk in and we really like it. They have made sure that it is large enough so that you can easily walk in and most importantly have enough room to carry a tray with a wine bottle and a few glasses on it without having to twist, turn and potentially drop it. It gives the whole arbour just a warm and friendly look which will always make you want to come and have a sit down, even if it is for just five minutes as you enjoy a cup of coffee.

This arbour is actually a bit more airy than some of the other ones which we have seen. On each side there is an open area, kind of like a window, but without the glass. What we love about this is that the frame here is thick enough that you could sit a cup or glass on it. Towards the back of the arbour there is another couple of open areas. These are small and diamond shape and we love the way they add a little bit more charm to the arbour.

Security And Privacy

With this arbour security is not really something you have to worry about as you will not be leaving expensive things inside it.

Privacy is not really what an arbour is about, sure you will want to go and sneak away and enjoy your favourite book, but this stands out so much that you are always going to get caught. Still we are not going to put this down because it lacks privacy as this is something you want to stand out in your garden.

Customisation Options And Extras

If you do want to put your own spin on this then you could always give paint it a different colour or perhaps even use a different, dark or lighter shade of wood treatment. Also some flowers we feel would really brighten this up a little bit and make it look very summery when the weather is good.

While they are not offering any extras when you buy it, you can get cushions these days that are waterproof and designed to be left outdoors so perhaps that is something you might want to consider.

So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Quality 8.5/10
85% Complete
From the very first look, you can tell that this is something which is very high quality. We are very impressed with how thick, solid and attractive this is.
Longevity of Materials 8.5/10
85% Complete
While the pressure treatment it has undergone is fantastic, we feel that with a coating of wood treatment once a year, you will get a couple of decades out of this arbour.
Storage Size 8/10
80% Complete
This is one of the larger arbours which we have seen and we really love how it has such a dominant presence and are sure it is going to look amazing in your garden. As long as no one hogs the seat, you could easily fit 3 or 4 adults in here.
Ease of Installation 10/10
100% Complete
This comes with an assembly service so you do not have to worry about putting that roof on upside down or smashing your thumb with a hammer.
Value for Money 8.5/10
85% Complete
Due to the large size and impressive materials, we actually do feel that this is great value for money.
8.5
Overall Score
Final Thoughts: We love the design of the Blooma Elegant Wooden Corner Arbour and are sure it is going to look amazing in our garden. You could have this as something that fills in a gap in the corner or even as a major feature of your garden. They have pulled no punches with this and made sure that it is high quality from the top all the way to the bottom. As a result, you are getting an arbour that you are going to get many years of use out of. This could be that perfect way to finish of the garden and also make sure you have a nice and relaxing place to sit and watch the world go by.

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  • Melissa said...

    I have been looking for an arbour. This blooma elegant arbour caught my eye. I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was. What caught my eye was how it was shaped; there was a corner in the middle of the bench which I thought made it look nice. I am all about being different than others, and this arbour was able to do that for me. I have received so many compliments. I love sitting outside just getting some Vitamin D, soaking up the sun. This is made out of wood, and that makes it more durable and stylish.

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  • Maurine said...

    I have been longing for something to dress up my backyard. I wanted something to fit in the corner, but also something that had a couple seats. I came across this blooma elegant wooden arbour and I instantly purchased it. After reading the description and everything about it, I knew it was something that I had to have. The wooden look of this arbour was one thing that attracted me to it. I knew I could paint it any color I wanted, if I decided to go that route.

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  • Connie said...

    My husband and I wanted to get his parents something they could use for Christmas. Although it was winter time and they couldn’t really set it up, we decided to get them this blooma elegant arbour. When they saw we had got it, they just couldn’t stop thanking us. They were so happy. They love to sit outside and just enjoy each other’s company. I was so relieved they loved it. It didn’t take long for my husband and I to set it up for them the Spring follow the winter they received the gift.

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  • Clara Joul said...

    I still live with my parents and I wanted to purchase something that we could all use. We do maintain a big garden out back. There is a section we can’t do anything with, so we were looking for a decoration or statue of some kind to make up for the space. I ended up purchasing this and I am glad I did. We can sit out there and just chat. About 2 people can sit on the bench which is a nice advantage. I love spending time with both of my parents one-on-one, and it’s always nice to see them outside together.

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  • Nina said...

    Decorating my backyard has always been a challenge for me. I changed things around so many times as I just wasn’t satisfied with any of the decorations. With this, as soon as I put it up in my backyard, I never wanted to take it down. That was the first time I was ever satisfied with any decoration in the backyard. I could even sit and relax on the bench of it. It was so relaxing, and I still use it to this day, and that was about a year or so ago.

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  • Kory Maon said...

    I bought this arbour a couple months ago. Before leaving a review I wanted to be sure it was something that was worthy of a good review. It has maintained it’s sturdiness. I could tell how durable it was when I put it together. I just wanted to be sure nothing else would go wrong with it before I left the review. I left mine with the finished wood color, but you can pain it easily if you wanted to.

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