An entryway is always a challenging space, it also is the statement maker for your home's environment. What is yours saying right now? It took me a good while to figure out my entryway; you can see what I did here.
Here are some key things to keep in mind when creating a statement making entryway:
Storage ( for shoes, keys, jackets, scarves, leashes, etc. Paint an old bureau or small table, and add some baskets, or a bench or chair will do)
Smell (sweet scented candles create a welcoming environment)
Plant or Flowers(also are welcoming)
Color (This can be in accessories, flooring, or walls, to get visitors excited about your house)
Here are a few very inspiring entryways from flickr