Tongue and groove paneling would be a good hard-wearing option. From Neptune Journal
WOHN:PROJEKT - der Mama Tochter Blog für Interior, DIY, Dekoration und Kreatives : Vorher/Nachher: Der Eingangsbereich und die geheime Ecke
Monochrome Perfection in Finland - NordicDesign
IKEA Fan Favorite: LACK shelf. Narrow shelves help you use small wall spaces effectively by accommodating small items in a minimum of space.
Bench to sit and put your shoes on with a coat rack. This would be a good use of space in the hall way.
Stylizimo | Move things around
Kitchen bench seating - make similar built in seating for the kitchen dining table.
Love everything about this hallway...the huge mirror, the chairs, the table, the dark hardwoods