There is a price to pay for character though and the blocked up doorways and rickety floor boards all make for quite a draughty home. Our living room door, in particular, would never stay shut so I had a play and now we have a furoshiki doorstop!
The wraps shown here are the basic furoshiki gift wrap - which has the advantage of creating a handle for when you want to move the doorstop - and a more dramatic looking wrap created by putting all the corners up above the centre, then knotting one around the others to hold them in place. The furoshiki themselves are about 1 metre square and made from remnants so tying them in different ways creates different patterns.
The inside is a calico bag with a velcro fastening which can be filled with sand or rice or beans or whatever you have to hand.
And there you have it - a quick, easy and flexible solution to doors with a mind of their own! Available soon from the myfuroshiki folksy and etsy shops.