I've been thinking about adding a little green to the living room. After doing some research, I found this awesome company called "Woolly Pocket". You can grow a garden on your wall right out of a pocket that hangs on your wall! The pocket is breathable, flexible and made from recycled plastic bottles. They don't take up too much space, and the have different sizes for your needs. I love the fact that you don't even need a vase. You can also use it outside too to dress up your backyard during the warm season. I think they make awesome gifts.
Check out their awesome website to learn more about them at http://www.woollypocket.com