|One of my original Pothos, well, half of it, anyway!|
|One of my newer plants, a fern. It's not doing so hot right now.|
|My kitchen spider plant. These are great at removing toxins from the air and they reproduce like crazy! I can't give them away fast enough!|
Houseplants really bring a sense of life to a room. They're a great decor element that is easily moved, easy to control the size, and they're pretty inexpensive. You can get small houseplants at anywhere from $2 and up depending on the size and species. Most are also pretty hardy and don't require a lot of care.
When it comes to houseplants, the most expensive part tends to be the finding a flower pot to put it in. I recommend heading to your local thrift store, garage sale, or dollar store and getting creative. Sometimes you can find actual pots and if you don't like the color you can paint it. Still no luck? Pick up a Terra Cotta pot, coat it with primer (don't skip this step, Terra Cotta is extremely absorbent and will suck the paint right up!), and paint to match your decor. This is a fantastic way to add a bit of color to a room without buying new furniture or painting the walls!