Renting doesn't have to mean you're stuck with an ugly, builder-grade bathroom. You can't perform a gut job but you can do these things to spruce up your bath and make it such a stellar place to be that you don't even notice that grotty tile anymore.
Switch out your shower head
This is a quality of life upgrade you need to do now. A shower head switcheroo is a ten minute job that will pay off every single morning of your life in this place. You don't need to settle for a low-pressure dribble anymore! It's easy to make the switch.
Add plenty of plants
The beauty of plants in the bath is that they not only do they provide a pretty highlight (to draw your eye away from less pretty stuff), but many actually thrive in the humidity so even the black-thumbed among us can keep them alive (finally!).
Address your exposed pipes
Exposed pipes look messy, but renters can't always invest in a vanity to cover them up. No matter. Just look at these great solutions you can copy. Ann and Jack above simply hung some cool, colored textiles over their naked sink and, in one of our all-time favorite moves, Kirsten painted her pipes a lovely lime.
If you really want a pop, nothing works faster than paint. These two bright baths show how a great color can trump any other element that may be hanging around in the bath. Remember to pick a color that doesn't fight what's already going on. Busy tile? Pick a complementary color to ease it into a better look.
A big key to loving a space is looking forward to going in there at all. This is where bribery is big. Get yourself a little treat for the bathroom to help give you a little lift. Maybe it's a fancy hand soap that smells fantastic or a new set of fluffy towels that make you feel like you're at a posh hotel. Or you could even set up a lovely vanity like Danielle Colding did (above). Whatever you choose, really revel in the luxury you've chosen and you'll start feeling so much better about your bath.