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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.

Standard Shipping

Smaller items are shipped via standard ground service. In-stock items will generally arrive in 3-7 business days.

Some bulky or heavy items have an additional $20-$40/item oversized handling fee.

Please note: Items ordered at the same time may not be delivered together. Allow three additional days if your order includes personalized items.

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 $350.

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

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

Expedited Delivery Charges (for orders under 10 lbs.)

  • Next Business Day delivery - $19.95 additional
  • Two Business Day delivery - $9.95 additional

For expedited delivery items over 10 lbs., additional charges will be reflected at checkout.

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

Weekend or After Hours Delivery freight (LARGE) items

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. Please contact us via email or 1-800-536-7551 to receive a special shipping quote.

International Shipping

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Can I 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.

*Items available for Ship to Store service will have a "Ship to Store" icon on the top right of the product page. Additionally, if you see a “ship to store” delivery option in the “add to cart” or “checkout” function, you'll know those items also qualify.

Click Here for more information about our Ship to Store delivery program.

Truck Delivery

Larger items are delivered via a truck delivery partner and will generally be available for delivery 2-3 weeks after shipping.

Please note: We provide two options for Truck delivery service, Threshold and In-Home. See below for specifics.

All items delivered by Truck Delivery- Threshold will be charged an additional freight delivery fee of $20-$40/item. You may upgrade your delivery experience to our In-Home Truck Delivery at your discretion for an additional $35 per item in addition to any other freight delivery fees. See In-Home Truck Delivery information below.

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. No assembly is included. Packaging removal is available by upgrading to “In-Home” Truck Delivery. Please note: All items delivered by Threshold Truck Delivery will be charged an additional freight delivery fee of $40/item.

Items designated for Truck Delivery may be upgraded to our In-Home Truck Delivery service at your discretion for an additional $35 per item in addition to any other freight delivery fees. See In-Home Truck Delivery below.

In-Home Truck Delivery Recommended

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.

Truck Delivery Scheduling

After your items have shipped, you will be contacted by our delivery partner to schedule a day and 4hour window for your delivery. When scheduling, share any restrictions or special circumstances that could impact your delivery. This includes, but is not limited to, narrow roads, restricted delivery times, gated entrances, proof of insurance requirements, multiple flights of stairs and service elevator restrictions. It's important to ensure that all items will fit through access points such as doorways, stairways, hallways, elevators, and around corners into the desired location.

What to expect for Delivery

On the day of delivery, our delivery partner will call you approximately 30 minutes prior to arriving at your home. 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.

Accepting your Delivery

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.

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Couture Empire Lamp Shade is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 170.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous - makes the room Purchased this shade after looking for just the right shade for many months. So excited to find this one at Ballard because it is so well made and beautifully designed.
Date published: 2019-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well made, perfect color After agonizing way too long over whether or not I was getting right size and color, I was very happy with perfect fit. The fabric was very nice and the fern green was just what I wanted. I will probably order another one.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nicely made lamp shade Bought the plain white version for the Ballard Design blue lamp and it looks great.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this woven lamp shade. This shade refreshed an older lamp that I owned and gave the room a coastal vibe. Love Ballard products. They are well made and always fashion forward.
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile Shape Compliments Many Lamps This flared lamp shade balances out many different lamps. Fit well with both an Eiffel Tower shaped lamp and a large "blown" glass lamp. The natural ivory linen material is a great color and good quality fabric. I am quite pleased with these lamp shades and will be ordering more.
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lamp shade Good quality & appearance. Ordered the cork shade & it's perfect for our light blue glass lamp for our beachy themed house. Cane on time & well packaged, in perfect condition.
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look great in my beachy-nautical room. I purchased the empire shades in cork finish to compliment my handmade pottery lamps. They look like they were made for each other. Great quality, I know they will last for years. They also look great with the same shade in burlap that is on my floor lamp from Ballard's.
Date published: 2015-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich luxurious looking lamp shade I am thoroughly pleased and satisfied with this lamp shade. The quality, material and construction are perfect. Exactly what I was looking for!
Date published: 2015-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shade Was extremely happy with the purchase. Gave my floor lamp personality. Great quality.
Date published: 2015-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value I purchased the Empire Shade in Natural Linen for a set of lamps which had plain white parchment shades that had seen better days. My lamps were instantly transformed & I am no longer tempted to replace them. These shades are as nice or nicer than what is available at lamp stores & very well priced.
Date published: 2014-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shade is of great quality The shade looks great on my lamp and hides the bulb and arm. My last shade you could see thru the shade. It is of very good quality and looks more expensive than it was.
Date published: 2014-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what we needed We needed to replace 20+ year old "coolie" style shades on two hand blown art/craft glass cylinder lamps. We were unable to find the original (short wide "coolie") profile and choose the empire as a substitute. The grey color and linen fabric are great with the colors in the glass and if anything the empire profile may be an improvement. It lets more light go up - which is an important factor in our setting.
Date published: 2014-05-07
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