The problem with growing plants indoors is that they may not receive the light they need to thrive. Fortunately plants vary in the amount of light they require and the secret to keeping your houseplants happy and healthy is knowing which ones to place where in your home. This article by Marianne Lipanovich which I found on the Houzz website suggests plants that are suitable for rooms with different light levels.
Living plants can add a natural and organic touch to every room, and you can find one to fit any decorating or architectural style. One secret to having green and healthy plants is to figure out which ones do best in the light you can provide.
Note: Yellow leaves on houseplants are common but unfortunately not necessarily a symptom of a single problem. It may be a natural dropping of an older leaf, but it also may be a sign of too much light or too little light, or of too much water or too little water. When you see leaves starting to turn yellow, consider how to adapt your care of the plant.Finding the right amount of light. Every plant needs at least some sunlight to thrive. The amount varies, and hours of direct sun are not what many of them like. Instead, bright, indirect or filtered light is often best.
You can?t choose which way your windows face, but you can adjust the light your plants receive. If they?re getting too much sun, as indicated by burnt or yellow leaves or above-average water needs, try moving them away from the window or adding a sheer curtain.
If they are spindly, have yellow leaves or aren?t thriving, see if they need a little more light. Move them closer to the windows or, in dark spots, see if artificial lights for a few hours a day will help. Just don?t put them so close that you burn the foliage.
Also, remember that while your windows face a certain direction, buildings, trees and other obstacles may block the light. Look at the amount of light your windows actually receive throughout the day, and choose and care for your plants