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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.

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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 $10/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.

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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

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

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

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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 $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 for your delivery.

When scheduling, share any restrictions or special circumstances. 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. Ensure your items will fit through any access points such as doorways, stairways, hallways, elevators, and around corners.

What to expect for Delivery

The day before your delivery, you will receive a call with your four-hour delivery window. Our delivery partner will call you approximately 30 minutes prior to arriving at your home. Please prepare by clearing pathways and removing any fragile items that could be damaged during the delivery. Our delivery partner is unable to move any existing furniture.

Accepting your Delivery

If you observe an imperfection, note it when signing the delivery paperwork and either refuse the item or contact us for resolution by calling Customer Service at 1-800-367-2775 or the store where you made your purchase.

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French Return Drapery Hardware, 28" - 48" is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 82.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Golden Perfection I ordered these for our narrow master bedroom windows to flank the side of our linen headboard. We did the gold and they are absolutely perfect! The curtain slides easily, they are sturdy and the gold is a great finish, not too bright.
Date published: 2019-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Room Darkening Curtain Rod The French Return Drapery Hardware is a beautiful edition to my room remodel. The hardware is of very good quality in addition to being attractive too. We did a lot of searching to find French Return hardware that was functional, of good quality and nice to look at - this by far is the most superior product available. Perfect hardware for hanging room darkening curtains or any curtains. Totally pleased.
Date published: 2019-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from French cafe rod Great quality, was as described. Worked perfectly in our space
Date published: 2019-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and elegant Very simple and clean looking. I really like that there are no fussy end caps because my drapes are damask- enough going on.
Date published: 2019-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from French return rods. Beautifully designed and manufactured. Perfect diameter for Ballards light weight linen tie top drape which are delicate in appearance. The rods work with my 9 over 9 glass pane windows and custom white antique iron sleigh bed. I have an antique dressing table and chest in the room that are French in design that are from the 20's and small n scale. White antique bentwood bistro style chair and white side table. I Love the gorgeous brass rods. I have custom French return iron rods in my living room that were made to match a French style chandelier that was purchased several years ago from Ballards that has a darkened bronze finish. These rods were quite expensive and for a secondary bedroom I didn't want to spend as much, thus my purchase from Ballards. Ballards French return rods are lovely.
Date published: 2019-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High-quality drapery hardware These brass French return drapery rods are very well made. Took me almost 2 hours to install two in my dining room, but my walls are solid wood (house built in 1920) and using a level I nearly drove myself mad! Somebody who is a little more “handy” probably could have done the job in much les time! My husband was shocked that I installed them myself and still thinks I hired a handyman! The directions were very clearly written.
Date published: 2019-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Curtain rods: love... I love Ballard Designs for decor and hardware! I purchased 4 curtain rods from them...and, couldn't be more pleased! The rods being cast iron, along with the curtain rings, are stunning against the white paint, furniture and bed linens of my bedrooms. Thank you Ballard.
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and chic I first bought this curtain rod for over a drafty back door at my previous house, and it worked beautifully. I've since bought 4 more for my new house. I love the touch of industrial chic they add, and since the rods go all the way to the wall (they "return"), there's more coverage provided by the curtains.
Date published: 2019-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what we needed We had an area on our porch requiring a French return. This worked perfectly!
Date published: 2019-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from French returns Nice product for a reasonable price. Easy to install.
Date published: 2019-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! I am Very pleased with this hardware! We are updating a 1970s colonial that has a number of original iron and crystal light fixtures. This blends in perfectly and does not look out of place at all! I plan On ordering more when we do the window treatments in the front of the house! These look particularly beautiful with French pleat drapes hung on the .75 rings that you can order from Ballard. Beautiful hardware, great pricing!
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it It took a little longer than expected to arrive but very happy with the finished look.
Date published: 2018-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful & classy I love the simple, clean look. They look much more expensive than they were. Great value for the money.
Date published: 2018-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality and looks great These look like great quality (appear to be quality as well) and they look fabulous in my den with velvet panels.
Date published: 2018-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Easy to hang, good quality! I Would buy again and again.
Date published: 2018-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This is exactly what I was expecting. Very easy to install.
Date published: 2018-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally worth it! Just finish installing one window & what a difference nice hardware really does make! It looks beautiful! PS: The gold rings with clips sold by Ballard match. :)
Date published: 2018-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Drapery Rod This is functional as well as being very elegant. It isn't bulky like most other rods. I installed them well above the window frame (close to the ceiling) for more dramatic length. I am quite pleased with my purchase and will be buying more for my new home.
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I bought four of these and will be ordering 2 more
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Return to the wall is reason I bought it. Installed yesterday by pro. He liked it so much wanted to have info. Perfect for the window and just what I wanted. Thank you.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect These curtain rods are exactly what I needed. The style enables the curtain to go all the way to the wall blocking out the light from the walkway and also giving me the privacy I need. Bronze color is also perfect. Very happy with this purchase!!
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice. This rod is nicely made. Very sturdy and the bronze color is rich and beautiful. The brackets that attach to the wall at a good size 31/4 x1 and it comes with a center bracket if needed for a larger window or very heavy fabric. Once installed it does stick out from wall 3 full inches. I placed mine directly to wall on the outside of frame. So keep in mind if you attach it to the frame itself.....it sticks out 4 or so inches. Just something to keep in mind. It is well made and I would purchase again for the right situation. Nicely packaged and worth the money.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for bedroom Purchased these to go with blackout drapery and they’re perfect. The curve keeps light from peeking from the side!
Date published: 2019-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful but note the limitations These rods are stunning and extremely refined. However the description and photos do not make clear that even the shorter lengths require a support in the center of the rod. I had planned to use these rods in several locations where I wanted to pull the drapes to one side due to the window configuration. That can’t be done with these rods. They require two panels that each pull from the center. I will use them where I can because they are so pretty and clean, but am disappointed that I can’t use them everywhere.
Date published: 2019-05-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from French drapery rod The rods Look really great installed, but you cannot move drapes on rings easily across the bar, they get caught up where the connecting bars meet. I have to get on a stool everyday to open and close drapes, it’s frustrating. I have 5 windows with these rods.
Date published: 2019-09-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quality rod, fasteners are too short This is a quality rod set that is well designed, great color, and just looks great. Unfortunately, the fasteners that are included are seemingly made to work with the drywall anchors. They are not long enough to sufficiently hold the bracket in studs. This is a major problem given the unusual color of the rod. I can't find replacement fasteners anywhere so now I'm stuck with some silver colored screws that make the entire set-up look ridiculous. I would think that most people try to place the curtain rod brackets in studs so I can't be the only person in this predicament.
Date published: 2019-07-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great style. Not so great quality Great style. If I were using these to actually open and close drapes I’d have to return them. Not good quality.
Date published: 2019-07-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pretty but tight return Too narrow a return for typical window trim. Has the right look and finish, but didn’t work sadly.
Date published: 2019-10-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wrong color, defective rods I ordered four antique brass curtain rods. I got two antique brass and two bronze. Arg. One of the bronze packs did come in handy, though, as a previous order of four bronze curtain rods had one that was defective, so I swapped it out. That said, I will be returning the defective bronze and the other bronze for what I originally ordered: two antique brass. Further, the center front section of the rod slides into its mates (left and right) too easily sometimes. My curtains are single panel and will be slid to the side of the rod during the day. Sometimes, the center rod slides with the curtain and can come out of the left or right holding rod it fits into. Then it drops apart and has to be re-inserted. Given the defects in construction and incorrectly filled orders—and the hassle of having to return them and wait for new ones—I will probably not be ordering from BD again. Too bad, because the DESIGN is nice. (Also, the rods are made in China...)
Date published: 2019-10-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not fit window as specified This rod is good-looking and well made and I would love to use it on my 106" window, but I've been sent 3 sets now and none will reach the length of it. If you lay all the rod pieces end to end without their touching, it spans the 108" mentioned, but cannot support anything without at least 10 inches of overlap. DO NOT BUY THIS ROD IF YOUR WINDOW IS LARGER THAN 98". If they can fix this issue and provide a longer center rod, I will give a 5 star review.
Date published: 2017-10-01
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