Symmetry is the secret to a simple-yet-stunning entry. Effortlessly create cottage style with a wood door and coach-style sconces. Look for vintage metal containers or shop for new ones with an aged patina to group near the entrance.
If I happen to have a house with a wall around the front garden some day, I would love for it to have a beautiful red-brick archway accompanied by a wooden garden door gate. Country, cottagey and kind of magical all rolled into one :)