Add lots of personal bits. Things that reflect your personality say a little bit about you as a person- art, photography, and flowers so that anyone who enters automatically feels like their entering your world.
You don’t need much
This is a no brainer but a skinny console, the odd piece or art, a mirror; some blooms are all you need to create an instant and most fabulous first impression.
I’ve used a little hand thrown pot for keys and spare change, a wire mesh basket to house umbrellas – pieces that house everyday items and make them look far cooler than they really are.
In my hallway I’ve got my recessed lights in the ceiling two lamps on two tables, and a chandelier so I have plenty of good and cozy lighting to make the space practical (ugg hate that word) and decorative.