Pampas grass

6 ways to decorate with pampas grass

Pampas grass — also known by its scientific name, cortaderia selloana — is the year's newest (and most surprising) trend. Who knew we'd collectively fall in love with grass, of all things? These gorgeous waving wheat-toned grasses recall vintage gardens and pastoral pastures. Just one stalk perfectly complements modern decor: minimal white walls look all-the-more better with a stalk of pampas grass adding fluff and texture. Millennial pink, paired with this lush floral, feels like it could persevere another decade.

Not convinced? These 11 images will have you running to your closest garden store in search of this stunning, budding botanical.

1-Seasonal upgrade

Creating a seasonal spread for your banquette helps each part of the year feel special —  (Not that there's anything wrong with some beautiful harvest-themed decor.) Mimic the look with white-painted pumpkins, vintage painted wire containers, and twine. And the pièce de résistance? Pampas grass, of course. Not only will it add height to your banquette tablescape 

2-Amplify neutrals

For most of the 2010s, "neutrals" has meant a few very specific things in terms of color. Primarily, it's meant all white, and a few bold accents. Lately, as a society, we've been steering away from beige tones.

 Waving the grassy stalks add a lush, gentle texture to this airy space. These florals make a picture-perfect bridge between the all-white modernism of the early 2010s and a more modern, down-to-Earth neutral that incorporates dusty tones 


3-Even out oversized vases

For some of us, buying oversized vases is an unbreakable habit. What will we do with them? No idea! Do we still want them? Always! Luckily, the trend provides the perfect vase-filler. ) vase on your sitting room floor and let those stalks  shine. The feathery plumes give any space an airy feel.

4-Turn your bedroom into a retreat

Your bedroom should be a safe space from the wild world outside. Every inch must feel intentional; every accent, carefully chosen. Once you've feng shui'd the space into zen-like state, adding some pampas grass could set your meditative room into nirvana. These cloud-like stalks will bring a smile to your face every morning. Set them beside your mirror, just like blogger Almost Makes Perfect, to make it feel like you're getting dressed in a fluffy field. 

5-Update your mantel

Picking the perfect decoration for your fireplace mantel can be a challenge — especially if you're fond of the very, very dramatic. Blogger Could I Have That found the perfect accompaniment to her adobe fireplace. These give a slight tone-on-tone effect — with just enough blush to add interest.

6-Add oopmh to your table scape

There's a reason pampas grass was a popular 2018 wedding trend: They look darn good floating above your elegant tablescape. These wavy grasses are anything but plain — a few stalks will make your plain dining room look expensive.. A perfectly decorated bookshelf and intricate, vintage fireplace up the ante, creating an elegant yet minimal dining space.


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