Front door do similar bench from one end to other, maybe few shelves for purses, and no hooks, just a mirror with decor shelf above. Neutral grey tile. Shoes under bench. Check if electrical outlet. If so have one shelf out more height of hall table for mood lighting lamp, hold guests keys, etc.
possible coat closet idea? (i love the dark wood, a place for everything, coats, hats, shoes and boots, long cabinet on the side, and a bench to sit down (with a rug in front - needed) - this is perfect .... if only i had an entry! might be able to work this in ...
Entry 2 - combine 1 &2. Would like center section padded with pillows and a thin cushion, but leave under the bench open for shoes/boots. Matching baskets in cubbies above. Sitting area only wide enough for one, and sectioned off from 2-3 coat hooks on either side.