The point of a coffee table is to add a filler to the room. You can set things in it, and it can change the whole aura of the room. Many people don’t use coffee tables. Everyone does not need one, but I believe they are necessary.
A nice coffee table bring ambiance to the room. It brings a sense of togetherness while also serving a purpose. Growing up, we had one coffee table, and after a minor incident occurred, we never got another. My mom just never thought of getting another one. I love looking at coffee tables. I like the different styles. My favorite are retro and mid-century tables. There are many styles to pick from and many colors. It can be overwhelming, but it depends on your taste.