whats wrong with this plant

whats wrong with this plant

my friend has a house plant that the tips keep turning brown, and some of the leaves seem quite washed out in color. can anyone tell me whats wrong with it or how to fix it? entire plant, brown tipped leaves near bottom, washed out looking leaves near top Photobucket brown tips Photobucket washed out looking leaves, much less green color than other leaves Photobucket
My Living Room and Desk Area

My Living Room and Desk Area

Need a spot of help with the living room

Need a spot of help with the living room

Compost?

Compost?

Another use for ground cover?

Another use for ground cover?

Bee balm!

Bee balm!

Shots of my room

Shots of my room