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Frequently Asked Questions

At Dunelm, we’ve always strived to Do The Right Thing, and that isn’t changing. We are paying close attention to the latest Government guidance and reviewing the way we do things regularly, so please check back here for the most up-to-date information.

Latest Coronavirus Information

All of our stores are now closed, however contact-free Click & Collect and home delivery is still available.

For the safety of you and our colleagues, we ask that you please wear a face mask or a visor when picking up your Click & Collect order from your local store.

We will hold your orders for 7 days, which we hope will help you manage your trips better, and make it possible to incorporate your collection into an essential journey.

All of our stores are now closed, however contact-free Click & Collect and home delivery is still available.

For the safety of you and our colleagues, we ask that you please wear a face mask or a visor when picking up your Click & Collect order from your local store.

We will hold your orders for 7 days, which we hope will help you manage your trips better, and make it possible to incorporate your collection into an essential journey.

All of our stores are now closed, however contact-free Click & Collect and home delivery is still available.

For the safety of you and our colleagues, we ask that you please wear a face mask or a visor when picking up your Click & Collect order from your local store.

We will hold your orders for 7 days, which we hope will help you manage your trips better, and make it possible to incorporate your collection into an essential journey.

All of our stores are now closed. Our home delivery service has now resumed, but we cannot currently accept Click & Collect orders in line with Government advice, therefore this service is temporarily unavailable.

Home delivery orders for all regions across the UK are unaffected by the latest announcements so if you are looking to place an order or have already done so, you can rest assured that we're working hard to bring your delivery to you, contact-free, as quickly as possible.

Our amazing Facebook community groups is the place to be for the latest information on your local store. As well as the latest news, our colleagues can help with any questions you may have.

We're sorry for any inconvenience, but it isn't possible to buy a gift card at the moment.

Please note, our gift cards can only be used for in-store purchases made at the tills once our stores have reopened in line with Government advice, and only for items that can be taken home that day. This means they cannot be used for in-store purchases made on tablets with the help of our colleagues, as this is an online transaction.

In-store purchases - Our stores are temporarily closed, however we have extended the returns policy to 28 days after your store has re-opened for any purchases made after 1st November 2020

For online purchases - If you purchased online and your local store is closed, you can make a return to our Click & Collect external collection point, or via Hermes drop off or collection.

Top Questions

Our priority remains protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our colleagues. Earlier this year we developed a number of safety measures with the help of external consultants, and these safety measures are still in place to protect all colleagues and customers. We’d like to thank our colleagues and suppliers for their continued support in bringing these changes in and adapting so quickly. 

Our safety measures include:

  • Improved communication around the importance of health and safety in the current situation
  • Reorganised processes right through the business to guarantee 2 metre social distancing in all areas
  • Staggered start times and breaks with reduced numbers of colleagues on site at any time to avoid unnecessary contact
  • Introduced a one way system for colleagues arriving and exiting
  • Given personal hygiene equipment to every colleague
  • Enhanced our cleaning regime and hygiene protocols for all personal employee equipment and across all common areas
  • Closed off locker areas and brought in extra toilets to ensure they can be regularly cleaned
  • Dedicated senior managers responsible for implementing all new protocols; and
  • Putting marshals in place to ensure all new protocols are being followed.
  • When carrying the item to your home, our drivers will wear facemasks to ensure their safety when 2 metre distancing is not possible.

You can now track online orders here for information on how long your parcel will take. Just enter the 10-digit order number found on your confirmation email to view expected delivery dates.

We are currently experiencing a high volume of contacts into our Customer Services team, so it may take us a little longer to respond to enquiries. If you have any questions on the status of your order, we would politely request that you wait to contact us to check the status of your order until the confirmed delivery date found on the tracking order page or in your order confirmation email has passed.

We've made a few changes to our deliveries to make them safer for everyone. 

If possible, we will place your order in a safe place, and post a note through your letterbox to let you know where to find it. If we can't find a safe place, we'll place the package on your doorstep, knock on your door, and stand at a safe distance while we verbally confirm your name and delivery (instead of asking for a signature).

For furniture and large items, we have paused our ‘room of choice’ option and instead we will make a contact-free doorstep delivery. We will call before we arrive, and if you aren’t available the item will be returned to the depot and a card will be left to allow you to rebook your delivery. We cannot leave your order in a safe place. 

In line with Government guidance we won’t be able to make any ‘room of choice’ deliveries for large items, or remove packaging. This service will safely resume once lockdown restrictions have been lifted and we can ensure it poses no risk to our customers or colleagues. Instead we’ll make a contact-free delivery to your doorstep, which you can then take into your home safely. If moving your delivery isn’t an option for you, just let us know and we’ll reschedule your delivery. To read more on delivery, read here.

Please contact us if you wish to cancel your order. Please be aware we are dealing with a high volume of contacts and will respond to you as quickly as possible.

We will let you know by email if we need to cancel your order for any reason. You will receive a cancellation and refund notification by email.

We're still here for you. We have arranged for our Customer Support colleagues to work remotely to answer your questions. You can now contact us on 0345 165 6565, though due to the volume of enquiries it may take us a little longer to respond. Alternatively, you can contact us using our online form and one of our colleagues will be in touch as soon as possible.

Other FAQs

How can I pay for my order?

You'll need a credit or debit card registered to a UK address to pay for your items online. We accept the following cards: Maestro, Visa Debit, Visa Credit and MasterCard. We also accept payment via UK registered PayPal accounts.

How do I pay with PayPal?

Check out as normal and you'll be able to select PayPal from the payment options. You will be directed to log in to your PayPal account, where you will be able to see your order details and confirm payment. Once you have completed this, you will be returned to to view our confirmation order page.

We'll send you an email with the details of your order, and you should also receive two emails from PayPal firstly to notify you that a payment has been authorised to us, and then to let you know payment has been sent to us once we have dispatched the order.

PayPal Credit

PayPal Credit is like a credit card, without the plastic. It's a credit limit that's attached to your PayPal account which you can use for your online purchases. Spend £99 or more and enjoy 0% interest for 4 months on your purchase.

The Representative Example below shows the typical costs of using a PayPal Credit limit, not including instalments or other offers.

Representative Example:

  • Purchase rate 19.9% p.a. (variable)
  • Representative 19.9% APR (variable)
  • Assumed Credit Limit £1,200

For more information, visit PayPal Credit's FAQ page.

Subject to Status. Terms and Conditions apply. Dunelm (Soft Furnishings) Limited, Watermead Business Park, Syston, Leicestershire LE7 1AD (FCA Register no, 740239) acts as a broker and offers credit from PayPal Credit. PayPal Credit is a trading name of PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449, Luxembourg.

Is the website secure?

Yes. Our website is secured using an SSL EV certificate, and all information sent between you and us is encrypted for maximum security. Your privacy and the security of your details are a great priority to us and we want you to feel you can shop online with confidence, so for full details of our online safety measures please see the security section on our Privacy & Cookies page.

My credit card is registered abroad, can I place an order to be delivered in the UK?

We only accept payments from cards registered to a UK address at present, regardless of the delivery destination.

I've seen an item in store but I want it delivered, is this possible?

Not at the moment. All home delivery items come from our central distribution centre, we don't collect items from stores, so there may be times when a product is available to reserve in store but unavailable for delivery. Once stock of that item is replenished in our central warehouse, home delivery will be available.

Can you transfer stock between stores?

Maybe in the future, but we don't offer this service at the moment.

Can I get a home delivery item delivered to a store?

For security reasons, no. Home delivery orders are sent from our central distribution centre to your specified address only. This is to provide a consistent and secure delivery service for all of our orders, and protect customers from having their items intercepted. Additionally, some of our home delivery items are large and/or heavy, so we prefer to let professional couriers bring them to you safely.

I've seen an item in-store, why can't I find it online?

We offer a wide range of products so it isn't always possible for our online store to match the availability of our in-store range. The same is true of the reverse, as we offer an expanding range of products that are exclusively available online.

If you've seen an item at your local Dunelm, get in touch with the store to check if it's still available.

• What should I do if my furniture has been delivered damaged?

If you believe any sofa, mattress or furniture item is faulty, please contact us on 0345 165 6565 as soon as you become aware of a fault. If your order was over £199 the agent you contact will ask for photos of the damage. To save time it’s best to take these before contacting us.

• What are my options?

If your sofa, mattress or furniture item is deemed to be faulty within 30 days of receipt, where possible we will offer for the item to be repaired or replaced, however you are also able to reject the item and receive a full refund.

After 30 days from delivery you have the right to a repair or replacement of a faulty item. We will request images of any damage or fault reported and inspect the item in the home to assess whether the item should be repaired or replaced under the Consumer Rights Act.

• Which company carry out the repairs?

We will arrange for an independent expert to inspect the item in your home. Where possible they will arrange for the fault to be repaired. Full details can be found here.

Please note that in accordance with our privacy policy, in order to facilitate a repair, your details will be shared with the independent repair company.

Can I change or cancel my order?

Our orders are dispatched promptly, therefore we are unable to amend your order once it has been placed. To cancel your order under the Consumer Contract (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 you can refuse delivery or follow our returns process within 14 days of receipt of your goods. With the exception of custom made items, this cancellation right does not apply to the products listed as exclusions in our returns policy unless they are faulty.

Please visit our returns section to view the returns options available to you.

If you wish to arrange a replacement item, please contact us.

Can I buy gift cards online?

We're sorry for any inconvenience, but it isn't possible to buy a gift card online at the moment.

Can they be used online?

Sorry - but we can't offer this at the moment. Our gift cards can only be used for in-store purchases made at the tills once our stores have reopened, and only for items that can be taken home that day. This means they cannot be used for in-store purchases made on tablets with the help of our colleagues, as this is an online transaction.

How long are gift cards valid for?

2 years from the point of purchase, or the most recent top up. Once your card expires, it can no longer be used.

Can I top up my gift card?

Yes, you can top up and re-use your gift card as many times as you like by adding to its value whenever you are in a Dunelm store.

What do I do if I've lost my gift card?

If your gift card hasn't already been used and you still have your receipt with the gift card number printed on it, contact us and we'll be able to cancel your original and send out a reissued gift card.

About our Textile Recycling service It's new, it's exciting, and we can't wait to tell you all about it. Here are some answers to questions you might have. 

Can I recycle anything?

Textiles only please! We're only accepting textiles because that's what our recycling partner, First Mile, specialise in turning into something new. If you have any of the below textiles, please drop them off at in-store textile bins:

  • Duvet covers
  • Sheets
  • Pillowcases
  • Bedding protection
  • Towels
  • Fabric tablecloths
  • Fabric runners
  • Fabric place mats
  • Fabric oven gloves
  • Tea towels
  • Aprons
  • Curtains
  • Throws
  • Blankets
  • Cushion covers

Do the textiles have to be clean? Yes please, and this part really matters. We'd like only clean items so we can make sure every last bit of the textiles can be recycled. If anything is soiled we won't be able to recycle it, and dropping dirty goods into our collection points could make any clean goods already inside unusable too, so please take the time to give it a wash before you donate. 

What if my textiles are ripped?

That's totally fine. As long as your items are clean, we're happy to take back ripped textiles, as we plan to shred them and turn them into something new.

What happens to the textiles after they've been donated? We will fully recycle as much as we can. Your textiles could be shredded and live life in the fast lane as car seat fillings, or help people get fit as boxing bag fillings, right here in the UK. Any textiles that can't be recycled right now will be used to produce renewable energy for the National Grid. The best part is, nothing will go to landfill!

Can I take my recyclable textiles to any store? Not at the moment. We're offering this service in the below stores, but we'll let you know when we expand to other stores, so please check back

  • Bristol Cribbs
  • Chichester
  • Cheltenham
  • Chesterfield
  • Dartford
  • Dunstable
  • Durham
  • Nottingham
  • Stockton
  • Trafford

Do you make any money from this? No, we don't. We're not doing this for profit, it's just the right thing to do. We want to get better at caring for the environment and helping to make recycling easier for you, and a normal part of our products' lifecycles. 

Who are you working with on this? We're working with a great company called First Mile, who focus on a 'zero to landfill' way of doing things. You can read all about them here:

Installation Services T&Cs

We want to take the effort out of fitting by providing you with an easy installation service for all of our ready-made curtains, blinds, associated accessories and gallery items.

How does the service work?

When you purchase new gallery items, curtains, blinds, curtain poles, tracks and other accessories from Dunelm in-store or online, you now have the option to have them fitted by our team of installation experts, with prices from only £30. If you are in-store, we recommend you speak to a colleague prior to purchasing your item. If you have already purchased your item, simply call or visit your local store and have them organise your appointment.

Is this service available in all your stores?

This service is currently only available in our Cramlington and Telford stores. You must make your booking in store.

How is payment made?

Payment will be taken in-store, either before or after you have purchased the item(s) you would like us to fit. 

What items will you fit?

We will fit any of the following ready-made window items, as long as they are new and have been purchased from Dunelm. We will not cut any items down:

Window Treatment

  • Curtain Poles
  • Tracks
  • Curtains + Hooks
  • Venetian Blinds
  • Roman Blinds
  • Vertical Blinds
  • Pelmets
  • Tie Backs
  • Hold-backs
  • Net Wire


  • Mirrors
  • Pictures
  • Frames
  • Clocks
  • Wall Art 

Will you fit non-Dunelm products?

No, for safety reasons we can only fit products purchased from Dunelm.

How much does the installation service cost?

Prices start from £30 for a standard fit, but some fits are more complicated so the price will depend on what you’d like to have fitted and where. Our in-store colleagues will be able to give you an accurate price before you book your appointment.

Do I need to take my products home if I purchased them in-store and require a fit?

Yes please. The fitter will simply fit the Dunelm product you have purchased. Please ensure this is ready to be fitted 

What happens when my Fitter arrives?

When your fitter arrives, they will ask you to confirm the proof of purchase (receipt, dispatch note, email confirmation) for your item. After they have checked this, they'll inspect the wall or window where the work needs to be carried out. If there any are problems, they'll let you know, otherwise they'll get to work on your fitting.

I need the fitter to measure my window, will they do this?

No, unfortunately not. Our installation service is only for pre-purchased items, so you’ll need to have measured up already. If you do need help measuring, please speak to a colleague in-store before purchasing your items or try our Made To Measure service.

What happens if I need to rearrange my appointment?

If you need to move your booking, please get in touch with the store where you booked your appointment and they will re-arrange it for you. Please give us as much notice as you are able if you wish to re-arrange your appointment.

I need to cancel my appointment, what do I do?

To cancel your appointment, please let us know at least 24 hours before your appointment. You must cancel your appointment using the cancellation link on your booking confirmation email, as well as get in touch with the store you booked at. You will be advised to come into store at your earliest convenience to process a refund. The store will cancel your appointment and arrange for a full refund to be processed or re-arrange your appointment if necessary. If you wish to cancel your appointment and do not give us at least 24 hours’ notice, we reserve the right not to refund your installation charge.

What happens if I need a refund?

If you require a refund, you will need to visit your local store so the refund can be processed on in store through our tills. Unfortunately, we cannot do this over the phone or online.

Do I have to have the child safety feature fitted?

All applicable products (typically blinds) come with child safety features that must be legally installed by the fitter. If for any reason you insist that we do not install these safety features, unfortunately we will not be able to complete the installation. We will leave the products with you and we will not be able to offer a refund on the fitting service.

What if something goes wrong during the fit or with the workmanship?

If, when our fitter attends your property, they find that your product cannot be fitted due to the nature of the property (e.g. there is a problem with the wall), we will cancel the installation and refund your fitting charge in full, at the fitter's discretion. If, in the unlikely event that our fitter causes any damage to your property due to their negligence when fitting your products, we will be responsible for putting this damage right at our cost. We will do this at your convenience and to your reasonable satisfaction. However, we will not be liable for any consequential or other loss.

We offer a 12-month warranty on the service. If you detect any defects in the workmanship within this warranty period, we will arrange to take a look, and if we decide there is a fault with the the services, we will either repair or replace the defective workmanship, free of charge. Please note, for this to apply the item(s) which are the subject of the services cannot have been mis-used or modified. To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, we disclaim any and all other warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to the service. This does not affect your consumer rights.

What if I purchased the wrong size product and my fitter is here?

If you purchased the wrong size product, you will need to exchange your item for the correct one - your fitter will make you aware of this. You will then need to speak to an in-store colleague to rebook your fitting free of charge. Please note that our fitters will not take stock back to store or bring alternative products out with them.

What if my fitter cannot attend the appointment?

We will get in touch with you as soon as we become aware that your fitter cannot attend. We will rearrange your appointment or issue a refund for the fitting charge, if necessary.

What happens if I don't like the finished look, even though there was no problem with the product or the installation?

We hope this isn't the case, however if it is, you will need to purchase additional products and pay for another installation charge.

How long will the job take?

When you book your installation, you will be informed of the approximate length of time that the job will take to complete, and you will receive plenty of communication to ensure you stay up to date.

What will appointment availability be like?

Because our fitters are so great, they're often very busy. We will do our best to ensure that the most suitable date and time is booked, dependent on your availability and that of our fitters.

Covid-19: What precautions will your fitters take when they come to carry out the fitting?

We're taking lots of precautions to ensure that our installations are done as safely as possible, whilst adhering to social distancing and government guidelines. Prior to your appointment, we will ask to you to confirm that neither you nor any of your family (if relevant) have/had Covid-19 or any symptoms in the past 14 days. We may have to re-schedule your appointment if we have any concerns that either you or our fitters may be at risk.

How will you look after my personal data?

We promise that we will collect, use, process and store the personal data you provide in relation to this service , including the payment details you provide, properly and securely. We will always use and maintain your personal data in line with legal requirements and honour any legal rights afforded to you with regard to any personal data we hold. We will never sell your data or share your data or transfer it outside of the Dunelm Group to anyone to use for their own marketing purposes. Our privacy policy explains what personal data we collect about you, how and why we use it, to whom we disclose it, and how we protect your privacy. You can find it at

- use and maintain your personal data in line with legal requirements.

- be transparent about what data we collect about you and how we use it.

- keep your data private at all times.

- honour any legal rights afforded to you with regard to any personal data we hold.

Coronavirus and Lockdown Update

Please be aware, all of our stores are now closed in-line with Government advice. We will accept electricals as part of the take back scheme as and when stores across the U.K. begin to open.

Customers who have purchased a new electrical item from 18th January 2021 onwards are eligible to bring their old like for like electrical item back when stores reopen. The 28 day return period will be extended during the lockdown period only.

What does the electricals take back scheme cover? The electricals take back scheme covers the free recycling of old, like for like electricals, when a new electrical purchase is made. 

Do I have to buy a new electrical item to bring back my old electrical item? Yes - in order to qualify, customers must purchase a new like for like electrical item, then return their old electrical item to their nearest Dunelm store within 28 days.

How does it work? If you’re buying a new electrical item from us, we'll recycle the one you’re replacing for free. Everything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled and turned into something new. Simply bring your old electrical item back to your nearest Dunelm store along with your proof of purchase within 28 days of purchasing your new item.

For in-store purchases, the following process applies:

  • The new electrical item must be purchased at a Dunelm store.
  • The old electrical item can be returned at the time of purchase, or within a maximum period of 28 days from purchase.
  • Proof of purchase for the new item will need to be provided.
  • Items returned must be: clean, dry and free from any food waste contamination; and restored to factory settings with all personal data removed if applicable.

For online purchases, the following process applies:

  • Once the order has been delivered, the old electrical item must be returned to a Dunelm store within 28 days of delivery of the new item.
  • Proof of purchase for the new item will need to be provided in the form of a dispatch note, dispatch email or confirmation email.
  • Items returned must be: clean, dry and free from any food waste contamination; and restored to factory settings with all personal data removed if applicable.

Can I return any electrical item? Like for like electrical items will be accepted only - the old item must be similar to the new item being purchased and have the same primary function. We are not required to accept electrical items we do not sell or products that are larger than products we currently retail.

Will you accept any brand of electrical? Yes, we will accept old like for like electrical items from any brand.

Are light bulbs accepted? Yes, light bulbs are accepted, however filament light bulbs specifically are excluded from this scheme (reg 7c).

What if I am outside the 28 day period? Any items returned after the 28 day period may be accepted at the discretion of the individual store.

We reserve the right to refuse an item that is too heavy to be picked up by one person or for health and hygiene reasons.

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