My parents house has so much character. Even as a "newer" home.
Funny, as I thought of it all being "too fancy" when I was younger, and now crave that same character in my home.
You know those little wood craft pieces you find at hardware & craft stores?
My parents used them going up the staircase. It's such a minor detail that gives huge overall effect.
Recognize the staircase?
It's from THIS post.
Which happens to be THE most popular post on this here blog.
So when we had a problem in our home from the front door missing the baseboard doorstop, I decided instead of patching it up (again) we would try one of these decorative wood pieces as well!