Quatrefoil – Trend Alert

I love quatrefoil.  My “trend alerts” don’t highlight brand new trends so much as showcase existing trends that we are currently seeing in design.

What is quatrefoil?  It is simply a design that applies four lobe shapes in various forms.  Below are some of the most common versions of quatrefoil.


The quatrefoil enjoyed its peak popularity during the Gothic Revival and Renaissance, but can still be seen in design today.

I already have a quatrefoil pattern in my home.  It’s found on the pillows in my craft room.  It’s a variation on the above patterns, but is one that is quite popular right now.


ZGallerie has a bedding collection with a similar quatrefoil design.  And on the right, is bedding from Target.

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Lowes and Target have great quatrefoil mirrors right now.  I’ve also seen them at Homegoods.

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How about quatrefoil on a rug?  Ballard Designs has some great ones.


Isn’t this console table from Doxa home gorgeous?


Quatrefoil on a headboard?  This headboard from Horchow is pretty awesome.  The one on the right is also great.

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And, a few other quatrefoil images that I’ve come across in recent days:

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Have you used quatrefoil in your home?  Will you?



  1. I haven’t used quatrefoil in my home but I really love quatrefoil rugs! I am on a never-ending quest to find an affordable quatrefoil rug here in the UK!

    • Meghan, I just saw a pretty good one on Overstock today. Will paste the link on your blog! It was an 8×10 for around $355. Large scale with a gray background.

  2. Love the patterns a quatrefoil can create. In the long run, we want to use a stencil to create an accent wall (instead of changing the color) in the craft room. We shall see what happens!

  3. I have the Lowes quatrefoil mirror in my bedroom…I’m dying to gold leaf it to look like those in your inspiration shots!

  4. yes! i love it!!! i stenciled a small accent wall in our home with it, and i also used it on a dresser to sell. it just adds a nice sophisitcated but whimsical touch.

  5. Where did you find the chandelier in the lighting section? Love it!

  6. yes please! i’ve been oogling over these pattern variations for some time now.. :)

  7. So glad you posted this! I’ve been drawn to it recently in fabrics, rugs, and everything decor related so it’s nice see to others are too:) I’m wanting to stencil some curtains with the pattern because I haven’t found what I’m looking for!

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