With space becoming a premium nowadays especially for those living in the city, we really must make every inch count.
And packing your house with a lot of things will only just be a fire hazard waiting to happen, or will, at least, invite more accidents and dust.
Streamlined space is key. And modern furnishings offer this with their clean lines, allowing for more room to breathe, literally. Carefully chosen decor instead of many varieties of the same is in, bulky pieces is out. A plasma stand is becoming more and more preferable than a whole cabinet for a TV.
And no, modern decor doesn't always have to look Zen-inspired (though there is nothing wrong with that). But with much more thought, decorating our homes need not mean running out of floor space to walk on.