This won't work in our current space, but I love this sort of entry transition. Add a vestibule. If your front door opens directly into your living space, consider building a small vestibule. A petite glassed-in version,.
Room Divider What it is: A nifty divider that neatly organizes living room space into a hardworking entry. How to make it: Assemble and attach three cabinet units together. Add hooks on the entry side to hang coats and bags. How to Make a Room Divider