Find a unique vase or vessel that fits the space and make it a permanent fixture. Select a special piece, and then change the contents of the vase seasonally. Think branches with colorful leaves in the fall or cherry blossoms in the spring. The entry is the perfect spot for using carefully curated lighting. Be creative while searching for unusual wall sconces, a vintage chandelier, or that one-of-a-kind table lamp.
Turn a bookcase into entryway storage lockers. - This option is ideal if you live with multiple people (and especially if some of those people are children). You can check out the full tutorial at Polka Dot Chair, but the concept is simple: Purchase a few slim IKEA bookcases, stand them alongside one another, adjust the height of the shelves according to your needs, and voilà! You have DIY lockers with room for coats, backpacks, shoes, sports equipment, and everything in between.