In the case you own a house with lots of space you would have the wonderful opportunity to do something special for your entrance hall.
My suggestion is to place a paravent against the wall as in this example. The handcarved artwork would easily attract the visitor to look a little bit closer and prepare the viewer for more treasures?
A paravent has a big advantage - you could place it against a wall or you can separate a room in different segments or you could hide unattractive but necessary constructional elements. There are many different possibilities.
If you would like to know more about this artwork please see here and here. It is a 5-panel piece with extra foot pieces which serve as a kind of stabilizing pedestal, that can be separated completely.