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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 modified, cancelled, 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.

Shipping Information Chart

Standard Shipping

Delivery Time

In-stock items will generally arrive in 3-7 business days.

Items ordered at the same time may not be delivered together.


Orders equal to and under $200 will be charged 15% of the total order value.

Orders over $200 will be charged 10% of the total order value with a cap at $350.

Oversized Handling Fee - $20-$40 per item

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.

Expedited Shipping

Delivery Time

We offer Two Business Day or Next Business Day Expedited Shipping on many items. Expedited orders received by 4 pm ET Monday–Friday are shipped the same day.

Expedited order cut-offs may vary during weeks surrounding a federally recognized holiday.


Rates start at $25 for Two Business Day and $35 for Next Business Day and increase based on the size of your order. The amount will be calculated at check out or call us for a quote.

Oversized handling fee - $20-$40 per item

Truck Delivery

Delivery Time

Generally available for delivery 2-3 weeks after shipping.


Threshold Truck Delivery

  • Items are unloaded by the driver and placed inside the first-floor doorway, garage, or covered area of your choice.
  • If the home is a multi-dwelling building, the items will be delivered inside the residence.
  • Assembly not included.


In-Home Truck Delivery
- add'l $35 per item

  • On many larger items, like furniture, you have the option to upgrade the delivery experience to In-Home Truck Delivery.
  • Some items only ship via In-Home Truck Delivery.
  • With our In-Home Truck Delivery service, the item will be brought inside in your home, unpacked, placed in its final destination, and packaging materials removed.
  • Assembly is not included.

What To Expect For Truck Deliveries

  1. After your items have shipped, you will be contacted by our delivery partner to schedule a day and 4 hour window for your delivery.
  2. When scheduling, share any restrictions or special circumstances that could impact your delivery including, but is not limited to:
    • Narrow roads
    • Restricted delivery times
    • Gated entrances
    • Proof of insurance requirements
    • Multiple flights of stairs
    • Service elevator restrictions
  3. Ensure that all items will fit through access points such as doorways, stairways, hallways, elevators, and around corners into the desired location.
  4. On the day of delivery, our delivery partner will call you approximately 30 minutes prior to arriving at your home.
  5. Please prepare for your delivery by ensuring clear pathways and removing any fragile items that could be damaged during the delivery. Our delivery provider is unable to move any existing furniture.
  6. Our delivery experience is contactless and your signature is not required. If you observe an imperfection, notify the delivery team and either refuse the item or contact us at 888-263-9850 for a resolution.
  • Share any restrictions or
    special circumstances
  • Ensure that all items will
    fit through access points
  • Ensure pathways
    are clear
  • Remove fragile items that
    may get damaged
Contact us for a quote

Weekend/After-Hours Delivery

Weekend and after hours deliveries for your larger items, which require a scheduled window of time for delivery, may be available in limited areas for an additional cost.

Contact us for a quote

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Couture Empire Lamp Shade is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 225.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shade Nice and simple classic design in great colors. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to update without going to wild.
Date published: 2021-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rattan empire lamp shade Perfect for our living room. It was worth the wait. Great quality and well made.
Date published: 2021-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Summer lamp re-fresh Changing the shade is an easy way to update an old or dreary lamp. The fern green linen shade is perfect for spring/summer. The shade is well-made, lined in white. A light vacuuming will keep it fresh for years.
Date published: 2021-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfied Customer Bought two shades, each in seagrass for a shabby-chic, Boho bedroom in a rustic cottage. They work beautifully. Good quality. Prompt delivery. A satisfied customer!
Date published: 2021-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such great quality Love Ballard lamp shades. The quality is superior. Description is on point
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Green lampshade I love a good lampshade and this one is great! The color is amazing, it adds a vibrant touch to my den. Love it
Date published: 2021-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice construction and fits well Great shade, it fits with the base that I purchased.
Date published: 2021-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shade! Great construction and deep color. Perfect fit for my existing lamp.
Date published: 2020-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I found it The perfect replacement shade for a treasured lamp!
Date published: 2020-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lamp Shade This lamp shade is beautiful and textured. It elevates the look of my discounted entryway console lamp. Very happy.
Date published: 2020-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from see review text about lampshade the lampshade picture you show in this email, is not the one we bought. we bought the seagrass lampshade and like it very much.
Date published: 2020-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect shades for my lamps Love the shades, perfect for my pewter look lamps,
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple exquisite Fern shade This fern color was the perfect green for my lamps!
Date published: 2020-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great quality shades..we ordered 3 in two different colors. Wonderfully packed for shipping.
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Perfect on my Simon Pearce Glass lamp - purchased the green!
Date published: 2020-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These shades complete the look of my bedroom. These shades are just perfect in my bedroom. I based the design of the room on a picture I saw in a Ballard Design catalog using my furniture but updating the headboard, spread, curtains, etc. and the shades were the last items needed. They look great and the crisp white is so much better than my old discolored shades.
Date published: 2020-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from French blue lampshade Exactly as stated - would recommend- beautiful shade of French blue
Date published: 2020-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bali look They are exactly what I was looking for. Completed the serene earthy look of my bedroom
Date published: 2019-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better box for a good lampshade Nice lampshades, at a decent price. Thank you for selecting a better box and improving your packaging overall!
Date published: 2019-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality This is exactly the color I wanted. What came with our lamps were white shades. Just clashed with the fools surroundings. The style and fit were perfect. Spent more than I wanted but worth it.
Date published: 2019-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like Frosting on Cupcakes Colored lamp shades, especially when all the lamps in a space have the same color shades, really cap off your design. Bright white shades can sometimes produce a harsh light; infuse your space with coordinated color by choosing one of the beautiful colored shade options that Ballard Designs offers. I chose fern green; there are coordinating pillows, cushions and fabric by the yard (Cole Green) for window treatments. Ballard's custom drape panels make it easy to harmonize your design. With fabric glue, I added the same trim as is on my valances to the bottom of one shade.
Date published: 2019-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! The two shades are perfect for our existing bases, even better than the originals. The quality is excellent and the price is very good for such lovely shades.
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seagrass lampshades The seagrass texture does not allow for much light to show through. But I do love the aesthetics of them.
Date published: 2019-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality and Style! I purchased these in the Seagrass. They are the perfect accessory for my coastal-casual look. In fact, I liked the empire style pair I have in my bedroom so much, I purchased a rectangular one for a living room lamp as well. Great quality and style!
Date published: 2019-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elegant Lamp Shade This lamp shade brought new life to a lamp that I've had for several years! The lamp is shaped like a big seashell. It's mauve-colored and has white speckling on part of it. The new shade is a white-on-white cross-hatch design and looks really good on my lamp. It added a simple elegance! Happy with purchase.
Date published: 2019-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful lampshade! This beautiful shade enhanced my lamp far more than the original shade. Allows more light in the room and adds needed texture! Fast shipping! Very pleased with this purchase!
Date published: 2019-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful seagrass---authentic I am so very happy with my purchase of 2 seagrass lampshades. I have a seagrass chair & a floor lamp with seagrass shade. It all blends together.
Date published: 2019-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dramatic Pop of Color! I purchased two of these shades in the "spice" color a month ago and the look is warm and stunning! I had been searching for shades in this color for the last 2-3 years so what a find. On another positive note these shades were placed on two Chapelle Urn lamps from Ballard. The whole effect is just what I was aiming for and the compliments keep coming.
Date published: 2019-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely lampshade Beautifully made, nice fabric, fits well on my lamp.
Date published: 2019-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nicely made lampshade I needed a lampshade to update a large cylinder shaped lamp for my kitchen. I have been pleased in the past with the quality of Ballard’s lampshades so I selected an Empire shade in burlap. I read Ballard’s section on selecting a lampshade to determine the shape and size of the lampshade. I am so pleased with the burlap lampshade - it is beautifully made and fits perfectly.
Date published: 2019-04-03
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