If the style that you have chosen for your home is contemporary for instance, do not make your entrance eclectic or country style. Think about when you read a book, the cover, the title and the first few pages will set the theme and you will know straight away if you might like it or not. If you like it you are excited to see when next is coming, right? For me when designing an entrance is the same as writing a book!
In this recently renovated Victorian house, we introduce an industrial style mirror and console and this will be connected with the crittall doors in the kitchen area. The cluster tiles, instead of re teak the Victorian style and the colour of the kitchen too. Adding flowers, candles and a table lamp or vase will make also your entrance more cosy and welcoming. Everything in your entrance should be somehow connected to the rest of your home.