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?
Why Designers Love It
Pampas brings a calming texture into a space. Also, bringing it into the home represents the indoor-outdoor flow of materials that we always strive to achieve with our properties.
The feather plumes of this ornamental grass make a soft statement in the home.
Pampas Grass is native to southern South America, hailing from the Pampas region (hence its name). It was planted in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand in the 70’s primarily as an ornamental grass to be harvest and used for decorative purposes once dried — and we seen a huge resurgence in it’s popularity over the past couple of years!
How to Style It
Most designers tend to think that pampas grass looks best on its own. “The reason we love pampas is because of its neutral, earthy colour.”
Pampas grass doesn’t like or need to sit in water, so if you do decide to mix in some other pieces with it, opt for dried plants, like leaves, twigs, and dried flowers.
Pampas Grass is highly versatile and there are many ways it can be incorporated in your decor — the only limit is your creativity!