I recently made over the front entryway to our house. What used to be a wall with a few photos and a small hanging key/mail holder needed to transform into a staging area for incoming and outgoing kids.
I put up a picture ledge to serve as a rotating gallery of photos. It's easier than hanging and rehanging frames. Under the picture ledge, I hung two small sets of mounted coat hooks for jackets and hats. Two small black chairs make it easier to put on and take off shoes. My next purchase will be a perfect container for little shoes that will fit nicely between the two chairs. I also really like the hallway makeover we found over at the Happy Home blog. The horizontal black and white stripes are genius. Top image: Janie Lee Bottom image: Happy Home blog