The 4 rules for how to decorate a room with simple things

It’s not always the big ideas that make or break a scheme. Decorating with simple things can reenergise a room, change how it feels, refresh how it looks. The right vase, a couple of objet, some pillows or a little artwork – getting them right can truly overhaul the space.

‘The secret [to whatever you put in a room] is how you pair it,’ says the New York-based interior designer Noa Santos of NAINOA. ‘Make sure each room has three or four statements to catch someone’s eye.’