I wanted a little bit of Spring in our home, and since we're in AZ, cacti and desert plants seemed like a good option. When I stumbled on the itty bitty ones in Home Depot and they had vibrant Spring colors--coral, pink, and yellow, I was convinced.
Terracotta pots are really inexpensive, and an easy DIY for a customized look. I got the idea when I was leaving work, and there was a beautiful terracotta pot on the patio that was painted yellow on the bottom.
I just taped off, and used newspaper to protect the part of the pots that I didn't want painted. I just used a little spray paint for the color. Once they dried, I removed the tape and newspaper and planted. Now my living room has a little bit of color and life. I love it!