The other thing holding me back was our little toddler who is mighty curious about everything these days. But I have to say it's really a good lesson in plant care for little ones and lots of "you can look but don't pull off the leaves please"!
And it's an inexpensive way to add a great dose of color and texture to the home.
I gave it a try with a peace lily. Do you have any experience with them? It's pretty and the perfect size for our dining area.
Care requirements are low light, which I know it looks fairly bright in this photo but most of the day we have the drapes closed so I think it should be okay here. It also needs a warmer, more humid climate and some water once a week or so. Sounds pretty easy, right? (Side note: I love the color of our dining room in this photo - BM Camouflage. I've debated bringing that color into the living room too but I know it'll take me forever to decide).
Here it is at another angle - this is the view from the kitchen/breakfast bar into the dining area - my favorite bench there to the right.
I love that I can look at this plant all the time - especially while two of my favorite people are having their breakfast. They are breakfast cereal buddies that's for sure.
Ok, so to recap - if you are thinking about bringing a good ol' plant home to add to your household, make sure you check for: temperature, light, and water requirements.
If you're not sold yet - check out a few of these rooms for some more inspiration: