add wood wallpaper to the kick plates of the stairs. Those rolls are expensive but you would only need one. Not practical with white treads though, it will be stuffed up from black shoe soles in no time.
Hanging Branch If you're a fan of rustic elements in your home, this is a good way to organize your entryway. Simply hang a tough enough branch to the ceiling, add hangers, and you got yourself an simple DIY entryway project