I love the idea of having an entry table like this with the baskets below. It would help reduce clutter, one could be used for mail and papers to be sorted, and the other could be used for picking up things that need to be put back in other rooms.
Add some punch to your house exterior by painting a salmon colored front door. Cute front door idea with hello added by the door handle, immediately welcoming your guests. Add a coordinating wreath, welcome mat, and large planter for a finished look.