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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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Essential Cushion is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 348.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets the job done beautifully Sturdy and well padded, they’ve held up so far. We purchased the petite size for the hard metal chairs we had. They tied fine to the bottom legs and have stayed in place. They look great!
Date published: 2020-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Comfortable, sturdy, looks great! Would def buy again. Haven’t washed yet though.
Date published: 2020-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cushion and fit Very comfortable yet firm cushion and beautifully tailored look. The small size for my chairs perfectly.
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great chair pads Love these chair pads! My 2nd set,I really like the fact that you can wash the covers and replace the pads when needed. The covers wear like iron and after washing the colors stayed true.
Date published: 2020-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fit my needs This are pretty with my kitchen stools. I don't know if they add much comfort but they add another texture which is what I was looking for visually.
Date published: 2020-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seat cushion These fit perfectly on my chairs and look great. I have them in the breakfast room and they are classic looking and comfortable.
Date published: 2019-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! The cushion is well made, attractive and very comfortable! Most important, it fits the chair perfectly.
Date published: 2019-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Black ticking cushion Cushion cover fits snug around the firm cushion. Good quality fabric and construction.
Date published: 2019-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Need a chair cushion? Definitely consider these. Great all around cushion -- the large size FITS a large seat! I will note for interested purchasers that the natural linen fabric is lighter than the featured swatch online. These cushions are a great value. I'm hoping that mine last a long time.
Date published: 2019-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality and Style I have owned these chair pads and covers for years. They last and look great! I have four kids (and some wine lovin' and spllin' friends) who have tried their best to ruin them, but a quick wash and they are good as new! I love Ballard's style, price-point and quality!
Date published: 2019-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable Seat Cushions These cushions are nice and firm but still very comfortable. I wish they were available in a greater range of colors
Date published: 2019-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only place to find this I needed a small cushion for my antique, dining room chairs. What I found here is a perfect size (petite). The cushion came as 2 pieces - inner fill and cover. I knew the covers were interchangeable. Nice to know it's so easy to do! And, yes, Ballard is the ONLY place this size is available.
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful!!!! I bought one of the cushions to try it out before purchasing for all my stools. We love it! The cushions are very well made. They are extremely comfortable. I was concerned that it would not fit tightly on the stool and would move around, but we wrapped the long ties around the top of the legs and it holds tight. I highly recommend these to anyone thinking about ordering.
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for your antique chairs! I have some antique dining chairs for the 1840s and they are smaller than modern chairs. The petite cushion fits nicely and gives a good lift to the chair seat. Very good quality. Highly recommend as a price performer and attractive option.
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pillow at great price Pillow has plenty of firm padding and I love the color.
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Very happy with quality. Looks perfect in office chair.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I just bought some wood dining chairs and needed chair pads. Luckily BD still carries the black check fabric and I was able to get matching chair pads to my drapes. Great fabric and quality construction, and the cushion provides the right amount of support. Ballard Designs comes through once again!
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect seat cushions for my dining chairs I wanted to get cushions for rush seat dining chairs I have had for many years. I searched many places and then found these. My chair seats are wide and the large cushions I ordered are a perfect fit, plus comfortable. And the natural linen color is also perfect with my decor. Very happy with this purchase!
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best chair cushions ever I’ve had these for many years but changed my kitchen decor. They are more expensive than all of the ones I did research on but you cansee(even online) the quality fare exceeds the competition
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality Love my cushions-they make a huge difference Would buy them again
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great features i am relaxing happy with the product good quality.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have items I bought this items for small chairs in the kitchen where my kids sting down and eat meals and work on their home works. I am so glad that I bought them, because the cushion covers are washable and they are looks so nice.
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So pretty Love the check cushion, perfect addition to my bench!
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cushion Bought this cushion to use to convert a chest into a "ottoman". I added rings to the the chest to tie the cushion and it turned out great. Love it.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great style! Love the look of these cushions, well mad and durable too.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect bench I am in love with this bench. Very well made and looks great!
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Fit! These cushions were exactly what I needed to ensure the comfort of the vintage bar stools I found in an upscale consignment shop. Perfect fit, color, and excellent quality... Ballard hallmarks!
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from deep quality farmhouse cusion I bought this cushion in sandalwood ticking for my kitchen bench. Everyone wants to sit on the bench side of my kitchen table now. Thick and beautiful!
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from farmhouse cushion Purchased 2 of these cushions in the black and natural check to use on my 2 black barstools which are similar to the stools shown in the Ballards photo. Love the generous fit and the extra long ties on each corner. Ties can be tied around stool legs in several different ways -- all pretty. Cushion is extra thick and comfy, especially important if you have stools with rattan seats. Rattan seats are lovely to look at but not so lovely to sit on for long periods. These cushions solve the problem. Only thing I can suggest is to make them with zippered removable covers to allow laundering. These are not inexpensive cushions, but they are a very worthwhile purchase.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The cushions are great quality I had similar cushions from Ballard for 13 years. They are still I. Great condition and I'm giving then to our nephew. Only complaint is they don't wear out Ha!
Date published: 2017-08-12
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