This was one of the first impressions we got when we visited our house for the first time. The hall stand! It was big and very dark. The dark wood paneling did the rest. It was really ugly at first, but it didn't matter to me. I saw potential.
After painting the entrance area in white, we let some parts away, so the whole wardrobe acts not as bulky. The leftover parts I have brightened with self-adhesive film. Now the whole entrance is much more brighter.