I really like this big leafy plant thing. Not sure what it is or if it requires too much light (our apartment is dark) but it's cool. Note-plant thing is called Strelitzia nicolai. Tolerates sun to some shade. May be good for the living room.
My Houzz: wall garden made the vertical garden by deconstructing a pallet and painting the pieces white, then applying fish pond liner to resist water. The plants include Hedera, blue fern (phlebodium aureum) and japhrolepis (aeschynanthus).