Here is an idea for a vertical garden in a classroom (plus a fish tank). This could also work in other places -- homes, places of worship, community centres, etc. Maybe even outdoors? With a mesh covering over the fish tank, the cats couldn't get in.
vertical garden in the living room - I would replace boston fern with staghorn ferns or succulants - love the leather chaise and the colors and designs of ceramic jars. Can imagine the sunlight streaming in if drapes were open