Make this a mudroom by substituting a long entry table with a beautiful tablescape on the right side, with a shelf on bottom for shoes and a shelf above for wicker baskets of stuff you need when leaving the house. You could also add boot trays under the bench for additional shoes.
this hallway is fabulous - from the gallery wall to the light fixture - love.
Collage wall to display pictures and other memorabilia. You can change out the pictures over time. Buy the same colored frames in a variety of styles and fill frames with anything meaningful, not just pictures. Basement entryway wall idea from Young House Love.
ok, I may be strange, but go with me on this one. I think this could be kind of cool if done right and spaces periodically were used as picture frames or a place for my to show off my kids art work! I am painting this spring, I may have to think more about this one. Instead of a board up in the entry hall way........