Pampas grass has become uber chic with the boho chic trend. Because of its versatility it is now even more mainstream. It’s no longer just for boho lovers. It has crossed style lines into glam, farmhouse, even traditional. Everyone loves the neutral, yet dramatic look. We love how easy it is to create a look for less in any season. In this post we are going to answer all your questions so you can fully enjoy this gorgeous decor style in your home.
- Who Loves Pampas Grass?
- What Colors Does Pampas Grass Grow Naturally?
- What Colors is it Available in?
- Our Favorite Pampas Grass Shopping Options
- How Do You Preserve (or Dry) Real Pampas Grass?
- What is the Best Time to Dry your Plumes?
- Artificial Pampas Grass vs. Real Pampas Grass
- Is Pampas Grass Toxic?
- How Long Does Real Pampas Grass Last?
- Does Pampas Grass Cause Allergies?
- How Tall Does Pampas Grass Grow?
- No Green Thumb? You’re in Luck.
- Loving Crown Linen Details
- The Fun Part: Decorating with Pampas Grass
- A Few Decor Ideas
Who Loves Pampas Grass?
It is natural and elegant at the same time, a rare quality, making it exceptionally attractive and versatile across many styles.
Its dramatic yet simple flair draws lovers of many styles. Because it is a natural plant, the first style lovers were bohemian chic enthusiasts. Then the drama of pampas grass drew glam style lovers.
The simple, natural look made devotees of farmhouse style delight in it as well.
Styles that embrace pampas grass:
- Modern Glam
- Modern Farmhouse
- Bohemian (Boho Chic)
In short, almost everyone loves decorating with pampas grass.
What Colors Does Pampas Grass Grow Naturally?
It grows naturally in a variety of colors:
- dark gray
- dark brown
What Colors is it Available in?
Etsy makers dye it in a variety of colors so you can match your room, your decor, or your wedding colors. It is now available in many colors.
Our Favorite Pampas Grass Shopping Options
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Fluffy, Tall, Natural-looking
White, Fluffy, Tall, Natural
Beige, Fluffy, Tall
Artificial, Realistic, Tall Beige
Large, Faux Brown
How Do You Preserve (or Dry) Real Pampas Grass?
- Dry plumes by tying a small bunch with string and hanging upside down in a cool, dark place for about two weeks.
- You can use a closet and tie them with a string from hangers.
- Once dry, the plumes are fragile.
- Coat each plume with a light coating of hairspray to protect. This will keep them from shedding.
What is the Best Time to Dry your Plumes?
Dry your plumes when they are fully emerged, but BEFORE they are mature and begin to shed.
Artificial Pampas Grass vs. Real Pampas Grass
Which is Better? Deciding Between the Two
Characteristics of Real Grass
- Real pampas grass tends to be fluffier.
- Plumes are more organic looking.
- Real dried pampas grass may have nuances of color within the same grass.
Characteristics of Fake Grass
- Artificial pampas grass looks cleaner with sharper, crisper lines.
- Fake pampas grass doesn’t look as fluffy, airy, or wispy.
- The plumes look more predictable, with straight, defined edges.
- There aren’t subtleties in color variety.
- You will find harsher colors and dyed colors.
In the end, it is a personal decision based on your priorities.
Which to choose? It may come down to the look or the style you are going for.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is Pampas Grass Toxic?
No, it isn’t toxic. It can’t harm you if ingested. It isn’t poisonous if ingested, so there is no danger.
How Long Does Real Pampas Grass Last?
Real pampas grass, if dried properly and sealed with hairspray, won’t shed, and should last well over 3 years. This is certainly long enough to last until you are ready to change things up for a new look.
Does Pampas Grass Cause Allergies?
If you have allergies to grasses it could cause allergies. It is real grass. If you are worried about allergies, you might choose artificial version just to be safe.
How Tall Does Pampas Grass Grow?
It can grow 8 to 12 feet tall. It can even max out at up to 20 feet tall.
Note: It’s considered a weed because it self-seeds and spreads into dense colonies that are very invasive, with big fluffy grassy flowers opening August through February. You should check with your local area before planting.
No Green Thumb? You’re in Luck.
This is your plant! Unlike other plants, pampas grass is dried. It doesn’t need to be watered.
You can place them in a vase and forget about them.
If you are a notorious plant killer, we may have found the solution for you.
Loving Crown Linen Details
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The Fun Part: Decorating with Pampas Grass
They come in a range of colors from white and creamy ivory to sandy pinks and darker browns and beiges.
You can buy dyed pampas grass to match your decor or choose to go with natural hues.
Once you select your color and your vase of choice, they make a HUGE statement.
A Few Decor Ideas
- Create a simple but eye-catching centerpiece like Jodie did in her dining room by adding a handful of dried plumes to a small vase.
- Use long-stemmed faux pampas grass in a large floor vase to decorate an otherwise empty corner or hallway nook. It creates a statement all on its own.
- Select faux pampas grass from a virtual rainbow of colors to make a wow statement. They look great in modern decor, a playroom, anywhere you want to add a pop of color.
- Pampas grass is very popular to decorate for parties and weddings because it creates such an easy and dramatic look.
It is easy to create your own look using this versatile decor trend.
Do what Jodie did in her dining room. Have fun and make it your own!