I am so fortunate that in spite of all of the little quirks involving my home (floods, lack of windows, no carpet at one point) it has a good feature: ample closet space.
I do not really have an entry way in my home. Instead, as I walk into my home I have two closets. I took advantage of this space and made one a dedicated shoe closet.
I am not one of the most organized person on earth, and one of my pet peeves is tripping over shoes around the house. This way, as soon as my family comes home from work we take off our shoes and put them in our little cubbies. And of course my keys and purse go straight on the decorative Pier One hook in between the closet doors.