There's s much choice it's hard to know where to start! Firstly - is it direct sunlight in your space or just good daylight? Most houseplants prefer the latter and find direct sunlight a bit too much. I haven't got too many in my current house as not much space, but have always had a few, my mum's house is full of them so I grew up with plants everywhere.
Currently I've got Schefflera (umbrella plant) which is 25 years old and very low maintenance but quite big.
Money plant, also very low maintenance, definitely prefers being out of direct sunlight.
Peace lily, which needs a lot of watering compared to other plants. Don't grow lilies if you've got cats, they are deadly poisonous to them.
African violets, also need fairly regular watering compared to the money plant and umbrella plant.
I have: a spider plant in the bathroom - can't remember the last time I watered it, it seems to just exist on it's own...;
Orchids in sunny bay widowsill - these are supposed to be difficult to look after but I'm crap at plants and seem to be doing ok with them - water when I remember, they flower stay flowered for ages, die back the. Come back to life again.
I'd recommend going to garden centre and speaking to someone for advice. Tell them about the place they'll go and whr colour you want the flowers (my orchids are white in the living room but have a yellow monkey face one in the kitchen )