Hi Kathy, there are lots of entryway ideas here:
This one doesn't include a bench, but it's a super-easy ikea hack. https://jessicawellinginteriors.com/simple-entry-cubbies-a-brilliant-ikea-hack-for-back-to-school/
A place to sit a place for shoes and coats, a mirror and a small table to sit your keys on.
How big is the entry? Does it have a closet? How much room is there from the door to the wall?