embrace what you inherit
Buying your own place doesn't mean you get everything you want right away. It could be you don't have the time to renovate and decorate, or it could be a budget thing. But regardless of why, you can choose to embrace it. Pink tiles in the bathroom? Make it precious. Light hardwood when you want dark? Consider the benefits of less visible dust.
Here are some great examples of making the best of those inherited finishes.
Pink tile - light wood floors and flat doors - brick fireplace - maple and blue kitchen - mismatched appliances - extra narrow space - blue fridge... all things that have been embraced and dealt with oh so nicely. Got a space you care to share here?