You might also look at supplying an ottomon or work bench with storage below to add even greater style and functionality. This will give you a good area to rest while pulling off your shoes. If vintage is your style, search antique stores and flea markets for a basic hall tree. Or turn two or three vintage dining chairs into a workbench by removing the seats and uniting the chairs with a long piece of finished wood. Paint the chairs and bench seat as desired and add a long upholstered cushion for comfort. Display a long mirror over top the bench for an eye catching presentation. If wall space allows, wall sconces can be added to one or both sides of the mirror.
For smaller foyers where space is a problem, a small table with drawers is a pleasant touch. This will provide you with an area to drop your cell phone, keys and other small items. Add usability to the foyer with an embrella stand and small stool.
Emphasize Space with Mirrors. A framed wall mirror accompanied by a smaller entry table makes a good grouping. Display the mirror over top the table and let it reflect light from a window to make a smaller foyer seem bigger. The mirror will also reflect light from a fashionable lamp set upon the table, a wall sconce candle holder or sweet smelling candles set in stunning candle holders atop the table. Because a wall mirror reflects both artificial and candlelight, it is an asset in the foyer that you can utilize to check your appearance before heading out the door.
Let the entrance hall hint at your stylistic predilections through your selection of wall decor and accessories. Pictures, statuettes, sculptures, and lamps are all great accents for the foyer. For instance, if your home is a laid back beach bungalow, use tropical wall art to set the feel right at the entry door.
Beautiful pedestal displays. You can place items like topiaries or floral baskets on top the pedestal for a unique display. You can find marble, granite, brushed metal, and painted resin pedestals in an abundance of price ranges and designs.