Interior design is growing in popularity and the minimalist look is very popular at the moment. The problem with the look of having plain white walls and plain furniture is that there is not a focal point in the room. It is a really good idea to have some very carefully chosen paintings in the room to draw the eye. These do not have to move away from the minimalist theme, there are many modern painting which would work very well in this type of room.
If you cannot afford these types of art paintings then it could be a good idea to join up to an art class and learn how to paint one yourself. You will need to make sure that it is the right sort of class for the type of art that you want to do. It is no good learning landscapes or still life painting if you want a piece of modern art. Look carefully about the types of things that you will learn from the class. Of course, if you are confident about your painting skills, you could go out and buy a canvas and some paints and attempt to do an oil painting yourself. If you want something simple like stripes of colour or a geometric pattern then it could be pretty straight forward to do yourself. Some people have a natural talent for doing this sort of thing and others do not so it could be worth a go and see whether you can produce something which you like the look of. You may find that you are really good and you can produce a lovely piece of art for every room in your house and even start doing them to give away as gifts for your friends and family. However, it is rare that someone might have such a talent and not realise that they have it. In this case you may find that you want to commission someone to do the piece of work for you or try to source some work that fits in well.
You will find that they are likely to be expensive and therefore it is worth taking some time making sure that you have the right person to do the work for you or that the piece you choose is exactly right. It is worth remembering that although some art work can increase in value, it is much better to buy things that you like, just in case they do not.