With the arrival of the new year comes the predictions for trends for the months ahead. As the Sisal & Seagrass range provides a natural flooring that works so beautifully with a multitude of styles, we thought it would be an excellent opportunity to give you some ideas of how to get this season’s must-have looks to work with our floors.

Starting our blog series, we look at Japandi style. This is a combination of the Hygge looks homeowners loved in 2019 with the geometric lines of iconic Japanese styling.

The combination of styles provides an uncluttered clean but comforting look that fits perfectly with modern and contemporary homes.

Colour Palettes

Soft neutrals such as pale greens, fresh chalk whites are an obvious partner to this style but don’t be afraid of injecting colour with darker greens and blues which have been labelled the colours of 2020 by Pantone. Darker greys also work well with this scheme along with formal blacks.


If you are going to use patterned papers, then think clean geometric lines in similar palettes to above. If you are going to keep walls plain, then look at some of the chalk paints on the market that elude that look of calm that works perfectly with Japandi styling.


Choosing simple lines for furniture is an essential rule for this look. Combining materials such as light woods with black matte metals works well.


Ceramics play their part with this look, and simple forms and organic, tactile shapes work perfectly. Keeping accessories geometric yet simple – think basic shapes such as circles, squares and hexagons that will support your theme.

Fabrics & Texture

This is where the Hygge part of Japandi comes into play. Layering comforting layers on furniture with throws and cushions and dressing windows with thick tactile fabrics helps inject that element of comfort that is synonymous with this look.


Natural floors such as our Sisal Coastline DuneRock and Sand are a perfect flooring choice with this scheme. With twist effect strands these latest additions to our range provide beautiful nature-inspired palettes with the interest of geometric lines that offer a calming and relaxing feel.

If you are looking to add impact with rugs, our Diamond Weave Cotton Handloom rug adds the monochrome looks with diamond detailing.


Whichever flooring you choose, don’t forget to make use of our free sampling service.