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If you're not happy, we're not happy. That's where our "Love It or Send It Back" policy comes in. If you're dissatisfied with your Ballard purchase for any reason, you can return it within 90 days of the ship date for an exchange or full refund* (excluding Shipping & Processing fees).

You are invited to try items within our Best of Ballard collection risk-free for 30 days. If you're not satisfied, we will refund the purchase price AND shipping costs. Best of Ballard items are exempt from additional discounts and free shipping offers.

If you don't absolutely love your new slipcovered seating or upholstered seating for any reason, return it within 10 days of delivery absolutely free – we'll even pay the return shipping. It's that simple. We guarantee it. Now doesn't that make you happy?

*Excludes personalized, customized, monogrammed or COM (customer's own material) unless defective.

We want you to be happy. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, simply return it within 90 days of the ship date for an exchange or refund (excluding Shipping & Processing fees). All products are guaranteed from defects for a full year.

Please carefully inspect your order upon delivery. If you receive damaged or defective merchandise, you may contact our Customer Service department at 1-800-536-7551 and a representative will be glad to arrange a return or exchange for you.

Please note: Any items that are monogrammed, customized, Customer's Own Material (COM), or made-to-order cannot be returned or exchanged unless damaged or defective. Defective items will be exchanged unless no longer available, in which case a Merchandise Certificate will be issued. Once a returned item is received in our warehouse, the return or exchange will be processed immediately. For credit card orders, you can expect to see your refund credit within 72 hours. For check and money orders, you can expect to receive your refund check within 7-10 business days.

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This is our most cost effective delivery route for items both large and small.

Smaller items are shipped via standard ground service and will generally arrive in 3-7 business days.Please note: Items ordered at the same time may not be delivered together.

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Larger items shipped via threshold are delivered through a truck service and will generally arrive 2-3 weeks from the date it leaves our warehouse. Please note: All items delivered by truck will be charged an additional freight delivery fee of $35/item.

Items designated for Truck Delivery may be upgraded to our In-Home Service at your discretion for an additional $25 per item in addition to any other freight delivery fees. See In-Home Shipping below.

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With our In-Home service, the item will be brought inside in your home, unpacked, inspected, placed in its final destination, and packaging materials removed. Assembly is not included. Please note: If you see any damage to the box or item itself, please refuse delivery or notate physical damage when signing and contact us immediately.

In-Home deliveries are typically made 2-3 weeks from the date it leaves our warehouse. Expect a call from a delivery agent to schedule a 4-hour window for the delivery (Monday-Friday, 8am - 8pm)

Express Shipping

For faster delivery and additional fee, we offer Next Business Day and Two Business Day express service. Express orders received by 4pm EST are shipped the same day.

Express Delivery Charges (for orders under 10 lbs.)

  • Next Business Day delivery - $19.95 additional
  • Two Business Day delivery - $9.95 additional
For express delivery items over 10 lbs., additional charges will be reflected at checkout.

How do you calculate standard shipping charges?

Orders under $200 will be charged 15% of the total order value. Orders $200.01+ will be charged 10% of the total order value with a cap at $300.

All shipping charges are based on the original retail price of the product prior to any discounts being applied.
*Orders placed in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands will have additional costs

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Weekend and after hours deliveries for your larger items, which require a scheduled window of time for delivery, may be available in limited areas at an additional cost. Please contact us via email or 1-800-536-7551 to receive a special shipping quote.

Can I return or pick up items from your store?

Sure. With Ship to Store delivery, you can purchase qualified items* online and have them sent to your closest retail store to pick-up. We’ll take care of the shipping costs. Click Here to find a store near you.

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Claudette Headboard is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I love this headboard, makes me happy! It looks beautiful with the new paint color BM Grant Beige.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from unique quality product with a beautiful wood finish Love this headboard! Wasn't expecting such a high quality product with such a beautiful finished. I would absolutely recommend this headboard.
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous and unique touch for our master. We purchased the whitewash headboard in king size and use the bird on the top. I agree with some of the other reviewers - this is more beautiful in person. We've had so many comments on how beautiful and unique it is. There is one thing on which I must comment. Our mattress and bed frame are a standard king size set and frame. However, the predrilled holes in the headboard would not align with the holes in the bed frame. My husband had to spend a good deal of time drilling new holes in order for the headboard to align with holes in the metal bed frame. Otherwise - we love it!
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This looks much better in person. It's gorgeous! I had a rice poster bed for years and decided I needed an update. This is a perfect headboard and the little birdie adds just the right touch of whimsey. I'm enjoying it immensely and the prices was wonderful for the quality and design value that it adds to my home.
Date published: 2016-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! I loved this headboard from the first time I saw it and finally ordered it. I got two twin headboards in white and they are perfect! Quality is wonderful and the packaging was incredible. Room looks wonderful with Ballard Bedding and Bird Headboards.
Date published: 2016-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fresh look w/ a nod to the old style This headboard has a massive look like antique beds we've looked at, but w/ the addition of the carved bird it has its own look. A little whimsical, but not cutesy. Delivery was on time and this item was packed so well nothing could have happened to it in route to our home.
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from whimsy and delight! I saw this headboard in a house magazine layout about 10 years ago and never forgot it; it is the only headboard I have ever drooled over. I carried a picture of it around on my phone forever. I saw it in a magazine layout again recently and gasped with the thought: that's my headboard! When I looked it up, it was on sale. "Go for it, Mom," said my son, who happened to be home that day looking over my shoulder. "It's you." I took these things as a sign that time is passing and this headboard is enduringly sweet. Turns out it is even more beautiful and substantial in real life than the picture. The matte finish and wood grain/color are just right. It's really heavy; one will need a couple of strong people to get it in the house and set up. And then, it fills a room with wonder, whimsy, delight, and grace. Now my phone plays birdsong each night as I read a bit and drift off to sleep. Sweet indeed!
Date published: 2015-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous good quality! I bought this for my 11year old daughter. It came within a couple days. The headboard was cuter then I expected. She loves it.
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality for the value Delighted with the look and heft of this headboard. We have a converted 18th century barn, and the French Country styling is perfect with the feel we were going after.
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great headboard! Great headboard! Finish is very nice, too. Looks like photo.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Claudette Headboard I am so happy I purchased the Claudette twin headboards in the whitewash. They are very substantial as well as eye-catching. The bird perched on top of the headboard is a wonderful feature. I have received so many compliments and would highly recommend them!
Date published: 2015-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful!! I am not disappointed I have had my eye on these headboards forever, and when you had the sale I jumped right on it. I have bought other pieces from Ballard Designs over the years and have always gotten tons of compliments on them. Although I don't have the frames and mattresses yet to set the beds up, I immediately set about attaching one of the birds - and lo and behold the little wood piece that goes in the hole broke off in the hole! I wanted to die!!! But, my husband who is the king of handymen said it would be no problem for him to fix. Just waiting for him to get his strength back (he's undergoing chemotherapy) to do it. I don't have the money I used to have so mostly I just drool over the things in the catalog. But I still like quality and am willing to wait for all the stars to line up - money saved + percents off - to buy from Ballard Designs.
Date published: 2015-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This headboard is not only beautiful but very well built. I purchased the brown for a guest room!
Date published: 2015-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the look! Have had this for 3 years. Love the outdoor look. Had a handyman install it. Love it!
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Finally got my bird bed! I have been wanting this bed for over two years and finally have it. I am disappointed that Ballard has stopped selling the whole (headboard, footboard and rails) bed. The universal bedframe I bought fit fine without the need to drill new holes. There was a flaw that I am hoping the pillows will cover. The delivery of the bed was very convenient.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the design of this headboard. Love the design of this headboard. I didn't rate it five stars because some areas of the wood is really rough and feels and looks like plywood - so rough that you have to be careful from getting splitters when you attach it to your bed frame! Also, the way that the white paint is applied, there are areas of the headboard that look dirty, instead of a white washed look. Some people like that look, because it makes a product look old, but I don't for as much money as the headboard cost. Overall though, I was satisfied with my purchase.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Love this beautiful headboard we bought for my daughter's room. It is sturdy and well made. The finish is lovely, distressed and a little rougher than I had anticipated, but my daughter and I love it. The only complaint I have is that the pre-drilled holes are about 3/4" inch higher than the standard metal bed frame we attached to it. Had to to put a few small rectangles of wood underneath the wheels of the frame to make it work. Despite this, we love it!
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful headboard piece of art This is a very attractive and unique headboard. We haven't assembled it yet, because it is going to the beach. After some initial shipping problems (first one came broken), we finally recieved one that was packed very well. Looking forward to sharing it with all who stay in our home.
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The product looks good.. I love the headboard but the finish is a little rougher than I expected. It has some dark spots in a couple of areas . I knew it would have a rough finish but I do think mine is a little defective.
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality I'm very disappointed with this headboard. The wood continues to crack horizontally in the middle of the headboard. It is perfect for a little girl's room, but wood is poor quality.
Date published: 2018-02-05
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