You may not see it right now, but your historic home may actually have some old-world finesse that can be contrasted, with wonderful success, with the modern accents you want to employ. Structural beams, window and door frames, crown molding, and other remnants can be refinished and showcased for their classic elegance even in the presence of modern furnishings. Painting, stripping, refinishing, and replacing hardware are all activities that will be at the top of your list to modernize an old home interior.
Functionality is another big advantage offered by furniture sets. You could not organize your clothes and other belongings very well if not for them. You keep your valuable possession through the use of furniture. Even your important files or documents are stored using an office table or a filing cabinet. This is another testament that furniture makes life much easier. It does not matter if you have a big or a small house, a simple or modern property, the functionality it provides is always valuable.