It only takes a brief glance through home decor trends of the past couple of decades to understand that when it comes to what’s in style: what’s old is new again. Just like in fashion, trends are often cyclical, going in and out of style with later generations putting their own spin on classic looks. So it likely comes as no surprise that one of the latest predictions for 2024 is a blast from the past. According to the 2024 Pinterest Predicts report, the jazz aesthetic is making its way into the mainstream this year across everything from (obviously) music to fashion, and even decor and design.
Here’s what you need to know about embracing this moody, ~saxxy~ style in your home according to interior designers.
The jazz aesthetic draws inspiration from the Jazz Age of the 1920s and 1930s, a time period characterized by the introduction of jazz to mainstream music by the Black community. This era embodies much more than just music though—it was a time of great economic and sociopolitical change (the Prohibition Era, women’s suffrage, post-World War I, etc.) which resulted in a distinct culture.
While jazz is now seen as a classic, traditional genre of music, at the time it was somewhat of a counterculture movement, popularized in illicit speakeasies by the youth as a form of freedom and self expression.
The music, dance styles, fashion, clubs, and alternative attitude of the time come together to form the aesthetic you think of today: moody and rich color schemes, glamorous details, dimly-lit spaces, vintage accents, individuality, and—of course—a focus on the music.
“Jazz is all about self expression, so it’s no surprise that we're seeing this trend popularized this year,” says Julia Newman, founder andRead more on bhg.com