Our tiny entryway was a disaster- dark, bland, and unwelcoming. We can't afford a new door, but with all your helpful advice, we are extremely happy with the results. I went with a nature theme because two sides of our home look through trees to the winding river. I picked out a luminescent white and sage textured wallpaper, and found a three-piece wall hanging of birch trees by the water. We added a molding to the step side boards, and painted both bright white. The new white-frosted ceiling light has a brushed dark brass leaf design.We tore out the old grey carpet and used an oak laminate. The sage-colored runner's leafy design suits the space well!