I remember as a child visiting my Gran's home and she had a plant on nearly every side table, shelf or piece of furniture. It really lovely too - lots of greenery and a good feeling. Plants are good for us, they clear the air of toxins and they make you happy. So perhaps you could join the waiting list for a Ficus Lyrata or choose something else to make your home happy!!
Images via my pinterest page with credits too - Madeline Weinrib, Lonny Mag, Home Adore, Emily Henderson and myself