We're big fans of a highly functional entryway. The key is in creating a landing strip to hold and organize your things when you arrive home. Essentially you'll need a place for your keys, mail and change, a place to hang your coat, a seat to take off your shoes and a mirror if you want to be fancy. The tray is the workhorse here, it can be used for keys, mail and loose change or any one of those things. You can also use a bowl or even a trinket dish if you are a disciplined minimalist and have less stuff in your pockets... In which case, you probably don't need somebody telling you how to be organized.
Here's a roundup of some of our favorites for those of us *ahem* who need a bit more help. I fondly refer to those people as maximalists.
Check out our Entryway Pinterest Board for more inspiration.