Quatrefoil Design in Home Decor

Today I am sharing one of my favorite decorating trends for home decor… quatrefoil. I love the unique shape and how it brings a touch of geometric lines in a traditional way. I have a few plates hanging in my foyer that are a simple, creamy white in the quatrefoil design. Also, my draperies in our den are a cinnamon color with a subtle, traditional quatrefoil embroidered pattern.

Here are some of our favorite ways to use this design trend in your own home decor …

How to incorporate the quatrefoil design trend into your home decor via uncommon designs.

I decided to do a little digging to see what exactly quatrefoil was and off to wikipedia I went.  Once there, I found this…

In art, architecture, and traditional Christian symbolism,[1] the quatrefoil is a type of decorative framework consisting of a symmetrical shape which forms the overall outline of four partially overlapping circles of the same diameter. The word quatrefoil means “four leaves”, from Latin quattuor, four, plus folium, a leaf.[2]) and applies to general four-lobed shapes in various contexts. It is also used as a heraldic charge.

Quartrefoil Mirror on PInk Wall Paper

Over the last few years,  the quatrefoil design has been popping up everywhere in home decor.  Here you see this gorgeous mirror that is so simple, but makes such a huge impact.

Trellis Linens by Centsational Girl

Centsational Girl incorporated the pattern into her bedding for her navy and coral bedroom.  It is the perfect balance of mixed patterns and solids.

quatrefoil photo wall art by DIY on the Cheap

Check out how DIY on the Cheap made photo wall art in the quatrefoil shape.  This really adds so much interest to the room.

Abode Love Lamp

Even just a simple, but colorful quatrefoil lamp can really liven up an area in your home.  I just adore this orange lamp shade!

quatrefoil pillow via house of turquoise

The easiest way, in my opinion, to add a little wow to a room is through pillows.  Quatrefoil makes the perfect patterned backdrop for virtually any other pattern… floral, solids… you name it!


How about this quatrefoil chair?  I just love how it looks in the space, just so sophisticated.

Shades of LIght by Home Bunch

Quatrefoil has even made its way into the area of lighting.  Take a look at this gorgeous quatrefoil shade… just beautiful!

pantry by house of smiths

Finally, one of my favorite projects has to be this pantry wall by House of Smiths.  That has to be the most beautiful pantry I have ever seen!

Folks, if you love the quatrefoil design as much as I do… get excited!  DecoArt has a beautiful stencil so you can add the pattern to existing items in your home.

So what design trend are you currently in love with? How are you incorporating it into your home decor?

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Welcome to Uncommon Designs. I am Bonnie Mauney and the co-author here at Uncommon Designs. My love for creating crafts, home decor, seasonal decor, and sewing has led me to my desire to share that with you here at our blog. I am happy to have you stop by our little slice of the blog world and join us in Creating A Beautiful Life!

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  1. says

    That’s so cool! I’m a Jamberry consultant, and one of our designs that I loved (we no longer carry the color) was called Navy Quatrefoil. I was bummed when it didn’t come back for the summer, but now there’s a Rosy Quatrefoil that I want to get. It’s such a beautiful, understated design! :-)

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