5 Pampas Grass Decor Ideas

Pampas grass can add interest to your room without clashing with existing décor or color pallets. How to decorate with it?

Whether your interior pallet is bold, neutral, eclectic, or muted, adding pampas grass can enhance your style without clashing with existing decor or color pallets. Adding specific decor pieces is all about tying a room together. You want to ensure the strands you add to your home enhance your space without adding clutter or contradictions. 

Pampas grass is a great decorating tool for any home. It’s light, airy, natural, and sophisticated. Strategically placing this beautiful ornamental plant around the home can elevate your space, help you feel connected to nature, and create a balance with its earthy tone.

The great thing about this beautiful addition is the opportunity for variety. There are different sizes and colors, allowing you to choose the size and style that best suits your home. You can make a statement with large strands or keep it simple by trimming it down for a table arrangement. 

Here are a few ideas to get you started!

1. Create a Table Arrangement 

Creating a beautiful table arrangement is a great way to make a statement in the living room, kitchen, or dining room. Using a fun vase that matches your interior style and adding a few pieces of pampas grass can go a long way. You can make this a statement piece or keep it subtle and pair it with other items like candles and fresh flowers. 

To make more of a statement piece, grab a narrow vase and pack it full to create the illusion of an overflowing vase. If you want to keep it subtle, use a wide vase and keep plenty of space between the strands to make it look natural and airy.

simple stool side table with a dried flower in a vase

2. Use Oversized Pieces 

If you want to make a serious statement with this beautiful decor, consider using an oversized floor vase and adding tall strands of pampas grass. The large vase will set the tone and allow you to add this to the corners of a room or next to the couch. 

Using oversized strands will create a dramatic effect and make your space feel larger. Try not to overfill the vase, and instead, just use a few large strands and keep some space between them. 

This will help the arrangement feel light and airy, allowing your room to breathe and reducing the chance that the arrangement will feel like clutter. For an added effect, try to find a clear or color-tinted vase that allows you to see through it. 

If you’re using a solid vase, try to find neutral colors like white, gray, tan, or terracotta.

light and clean room with dried and tall wheat in a vase

3. Create the Perfect Background or Pairing for Your Mirror

Whether you have a large freestanding mirror or keep one on your dresser, you can add stunning pampas grass around it to enhance the area. If you keep a mirror on your dresser, consider adding this beautiful plant around the outer edges to create a fun and unique border. 

It will give your space a boho-inspired look without taking away the functionality of your mirror. The subtle effect will still match any decor style while adding sophistication to your room.

If you have a freestanding mirror, consider placing a large vase on the ground next to the mirror’s base. Adding the arrangement next to it will make this a statement for your room without adding clutter or intruding on the mirror itself.

big freestanding mirror design beside a beautiful dried plant

4. Get Creative With It 

There are so many possibilities if you don’t mind getting creative! You can use pampas grass to create a stunning front door wreath, a Christmas tree, a hanging ornament, and more. Using different sizes and colors can enhance your space and give your nearly endless possibilities that you can use around the house. 

If you want to keep things subtle, consider making a flower arrangement with neutral colors and adding in pampas grass to take it to the next level. The new arrangement will look great on the coffee table, outdoor dining table, or hallway console table. 

The neutral color will blend with any existing flower arrangement, making this a great addition to your home.

blend of earth colors in a bouquet of flowers

5. Pair With a Unique Background 

Homes with a stunning accent wall, beautiful bay window, or dark-colored wall can take advantage of having a unique background. Pairing your pampas grass arrangement with an interesting background can enhance your space. 

Pairing the arrangement with a dark background is a fantastic choice because it allows you to add contrast to your home without using any stark white or bright decor pieces. The neutral color of the grass will look great against a black, dark blue, or forest green wall. 

On the other hand, if you have a large window in areas like the living room, dining room, or kitchen, you can also use that as a background. The natural light will shine through the thin strands of the plant and help your space feel bright and airy. 

dark themed living room
Jessica Childres
Jessica Childres is a Georgia native and former teacher. She loves to share her skills, knowledge and passion with others. She has an ongoing interest in real estate, home decorating, and design.
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