What is Pampas Grass?
One of the biggest decor trends of the year has been the addition of pampas grass in the home, its wheat-toned plumes offering a dreamy, rustic look wherever you put it. The gorgeous grass adds soft, fluffy texture that brings the outside in, adding a relaxing vibe to any space.
“The best thing about pampas is that it lasts for years!” says Tiffany Jones, owner and creator of Pampas Trove. “The investment is well worth it,” she adds, noting that it makes a great holiday or birthday gift, and it works well for decor at baby and bridal showers. The possibilities are endless!
DIY a Holiday Pampas Wreath
“We're in full swing for the holidays, and what better way to welcome your guests than with a pampas wreath?” says Jones. “Whether it's pampas sprayed black for Halloween, natural pampas for Thanksgiving, or white pampas for Christmas, this unique wreath will be sure to stand out.”
Jones recommends purchasing a ready-made wreath from a craft store, then using a hot glue gun, twine or florist wire to attach the pampas.
Add Warmth to a Bedroom
The bedroom is a sacred space, so how you choose to decorate it makes all the difference. If you’re going for a minimal look, warm up the room by filling oversized vases with large pampas and placing them on either side of your bed, next to your nightstands. It will create a cozy-chic vibe for a calming environment. In the morning, the dramatic feature will soak in the sunlight.
Use it for Tablescapes
For an everyday way to add minimalist flair to your dining room table, put a few stalks of pampas in a vase. For the holidays, Jones recommends sprucing up your festive tablescape with “some moody-brown, droopy pampas or white, thin pampas.”
Create a Dried Floral Bouquet
As beautiful as a fresh bouquet of flowers looks and smells, they don’t last very long. Dried floral bouquets to the rescue! The next time you buy a floral arrangement, allow the flowers to dry out by hanging them upside down, once dried, place the flowers in a vase, paired with pampas. “Many dried florals come in fall colors and combine beautifully with our natural pampas grass,” says Jones.
Update Your Mantel
Adding a natural statement to your mantelpiece is on-trend. Eucalyptus has been one of the most popular decorations, so mix in fronds of pampas to create an earthy garland that transcends the seasons.
Add Pops of Color to a Child’s Room
“Decorate your children's rooms with fun pink pampas,” suggests Jones. Pampas can be found in a variety of eye-catching colors. Mixed in with neutral hues, the fluffy grass will add a playful pop to an otherwise stark corner in the room.
Create a “Pampas Cloud Display”
“Feeling really ambitious? Create a dramatic and stunning look over your dining table or entryway with a pampas cloud display,” recommends Jones. “This involves a few supplies such as chicken wire, fishing line, gloves, etc., but once you make the base, it's pretty easy to stick the pampas stems in to create a dreamy vision. This will require a lot of stems, but the result is magical.”
Add Texture to Your Bar Cart
A well-styled bar cart adds a fun focal point in the home. Break up the glass and metals that fill your cart with some natural texture. Cut down a few stalks of pampas and place in a vase, or keep them tall and place in an oversized urn next to your bar cart.
DIY a Whimsical Wall Hanging
Create Botanical Art
Press some dried florals and pampas between glass and frame it on the wall to create a minimalist look that adds warmth using nature’s bounty. You could also place the frame on an entryway buffet, giving life to the wall behind it that would otherwise go unnoticed.
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