The biggest trend we are seeing at the moment are 'green walls' or vertical gardens in interior as well as exterior spaces. Here are some my favorite inspirations as well as my own work—enjoy and go green!
French botanist Patrick Blanc is a pioneer in soil-free systems for growing gardens on indoor and outdoor load-bearing walls. Vertical gardens temper urban heat islands, improve air quality and insulate the building, reducing energy consumption.
Now here is an idea for the wall you face from the entryway! Do a skylight in the hallway and then a living wall to accommodate many of your plants! There are systems to automate irrigation and allow for easy removal / swap-out of plants as it grows!