Which goes first under these wall niches in the foyer area?
Consider functionality. How are you going to use each one? Where so you need to sit? Where do you need to put stuff? I don't see an outlet so you can't put a lamp on the console.
Either or. You don’t need both (unless you do :)
Entryway ideas - bench vs console table
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Suggestions to spruce up our entry?
Neither; just art in the niches. Consider painting the inside of the tray recess in the ceiling. Add an upgraded light fixture with a bit more bling and more wattage. You might want to add battery operated art lights for the two pieces in the niches to be seen. The ceiling fixture won't be adequate for that. I would also put it on a dimmer.