Unique or not, I love a striking foyer. A really big picture, mirror, or vase, with a goat bloom or several makes me catch my breath. And a metallic wallpaper is unforgettable. Best wishes on your choices.
Here are some ideas for you to consider! Go with what you really like and enjoy and you can't go wrong!
Install gorgeous wallpaper, a fun light and a pretty rug. If you have room, add a small table.
If there isn't a closet, place a coat rack in a convenient corner. A rubber snow boot tray near a chair and the coat rack will save your floors or rug.