Why opt for a boring old house plant when there are so many inventive ways to green up your home? Here are five off-beat ways to bring the outdoors indoors.

If your home is crying out for some color and life, a sprinkling of plant life may be the way to go.

While just anyone can buy some pot plants, if you’re looking for something a little bit more inventive you’ve come to the right place.

Click through the gallery above to see five weird and wonderful ways to green up your home. All images via Pinterest.

Apart from looking pretty, plants also purify your air.

You don’t need a green thumb to know that plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and the plants you keep in your home are no exception. Oxygen affects every part of your body and mind, so making sure you get quality air u is essential to your well-being.

If you don’t believe us, then how about this? NASA uses plants on the International Space Station to help with air quality. Certain plants purify the air of toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, and more. In order to do this efficiently, the researchers at NASA recommend at least one plant per 100 square feet of home or office space.

What weird and wonderful indoor plant ideas would you like to share?