I've noticed that the coolest minimalist homes often have plants to break up empty spaces.
Plants look so fresh against plain backgrounds, especially white, and add a little character. My ideal indoor plant would be a huge seventies style cheese plant or a tumbling spider plant but I haven't really got the space so instead I make do with standard house plants like this one (I've no idea what it's called).
I suppose if we can bring nature inside we can also let our indoor plants experience life outside, can't we? At this time of year in the UK (if it's 15 degrees or more) it's OK to pop your indoor plants outside (in the shade at first) to expose them to maximum light and also to toughen them up a little. Tough love, eh?
Joining in with Lou's Nature in the Home over at Littlegreenshed.