It doesn't have to.
Here's the fifth and final installment in my wee series about how to fix up your rental in a single weekend on a VERY limited budget. Scroll down the blog for posts one to five.
Part 5: Your Apartment Sucks - So Change It
4. Accessorize with plants. Plants, plants and more plants. It's best if you get some real ones, but even if it's fake, leafy greenery makes even the most grody space seem great.
Okay. That's it. Series over. Good luck with your mini-makeovers.