I decided the entry hall was boring and needed something. Which is not my usual reaction to a blank wall, so I sat with the feeling for some months to see if it would pass.
I thought about adding a chair (to put on boots) but there is a chair two steps away in the living room.
I settled on two hooks which can hold coats or a purse or a shopping tote and hat.
I like that these objects are both decorative and functional.