I love Bougainvilleas. They are one of the more easy care tropicals out there (I think). They love to be put outside when the weather is nice, and thrive indoors when the weather is not so nice. They display these beautiful blooms outside summer through fall, and will put on a nice bloom show during the winter if kept in a nice sunny, warm room.
P.S. We got our first load in for fall this morning- full of mums, asters, cabbage, and kale! If that isn't inspiring, I don't know what is!!!