There seems to be no focal point as the eye is drawn to several different elements that are not cohesive to one another....the door, the window, the clock: they compete with one another.
Get a fresh start and strip the area of the two rugs, the cubby, the wall décor above the light switch and the clock.
To me, that area needs some texture and or pattern. That can be done by getting just one larger rug and a valance hung high over the window to give the illusion of height. Because this is an entrance area where shoes are taken off, you need to maintain shoe storage. A taller cabinet, with doors would be ideal under the window with a plant on top. That is really all you need in that area as far as storage is concerned. You may want to hang some nice hooks on the wall where the blue artwork is hung if you are in need for a place to hang incoming and outgoing items. But, that can be a clutter-fest, so be mindful.
Pick either a printed rug and a solid valance or a solid rug and a printed valance in matching colors. You may also want to match the planter to coordinate with either the rug or the valance. So, shop those items with each other in mind. I cannot tell what other colors are in the room, but if you can, add a pop of color such as red or orange and even turquoise, then carry that color into the room with a few décor pieces or pillows for the couch.
Another totally different idea, space allowing: place the couch so it's back is facing what looks like a counter. Then place a storage bench behind the couch (for shoes and somewhere to sit to put them on and take them off)or a shoe storage unit. This will create a walkway effect to the bar stool area. Moving the couch will immediately let you know if it will work, or not.
You have a good starting point there at the door. I think anchoring the entry with a rug or even a rug runner will define the area nicely and give you the look you are after.