Create a green dining area

And experience the beneficial effect of plants

The place your dining table is so much more than just a place to eat. It's where you gather with your family and friends to break bread and create memories. What would happen if you transformed this space into a green oasis of calm? Get inspired and discover the benefits of a green dining area.

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The plants in our example were chosen based on diversity in size, shape and shades of green. Ficus Lyrata is a house tree that, especially in a large pot, is a real eye-catcher in any dining area. Philodendron Scandens is an easy hanging and climbing plant that does perfectly in a hanging pot on the wall or on a (display case) cabinet. Alocasia zebrina, aka elephant's ear, makes a statement on the floor with its striped stems and large leaves. Plants like Fern adiantum and Rhipsalis like to steal the show on your dining table or windowsill.


You probably already knew that plants have a positive effect on your mood. But surrounding your dining area with plants has many more advantages!

  • Green around you creates calm and relaxation. Plants have a proven calming effect, making the stress of the day give way to relaxation. 
  • Plants have many health benefits: they purify the air, increase humidity, improve your mental and physical health and have a positive effect on your productivity and creativity.
  • Do you eat alone? No way! Your green friends add a touch of vibrancy to your space. Added bonus: they are great listeners and never give unsolicited advice.
  • Is a family meal not always harmonious? Who knows, plants might make for less strife at the table. After all, plants create connection and natural harmony. 
  • Plants contribute to a positive, warm atmosphere at home and make you feel more connected to nature.
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Getting started with creating a green dining area? You can of course completely transform your dining area and fill it with plants, but you can also do it step by step. Even a few houseplants can make a difference! Start with a few low-maintenance plants, for example, and keep expanding your plant collection. One tip is to vary with shape, size and shades of green.

Are you lacking inspiration or find it hard to choose plants for your dining area? Then follow our bite-sized plant plan! In our example, we used the following houseplants: Ficus Lyrata, Fern Adiantum, Philodendron Scandens, Alocasia zebrina and Rhipsalis.


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