Whether indoor plants thrive or not depends on how well they match the lighting conditions present. In general, shade-friendly plants do well in low-light environments like those found indoors. These types often have large green leaves and include plants like the Rhapis excelsa (lady palm) and Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (peace lily).
Real indoor plants create a cleaner and more relaxed indoor atmosphere. However, homeowners can opt for artificial plants instead, which offer all the aesthetic advantages without the maintenance needs.