One of the first things you learn as a parent is that kids change their minds. A LOT. One minute their favorite color is purple and the next it’s blue, and honestly Mom, why on earth would you get me that thing I just asked for in that color I used to like? Sigh. So when it comes to decorating my kids’ rooms, I like to think about which parts I’m willing to make work for now and which ones I want to last. I build the bones to last, while choosing paint and accessories to reflect their current choices. With that in mind I went searching for modern boys’ rooms, all of which have simple bones that can allow different stages to come and go.
Oh Boy! 1 of 16
Room designs that grow with your boy can be hard to find. Not to worry — I've found 15 great room ideas that aren't limited to age.
Click through to see them all.
Attic Retreat 2 of 16
Antlers and Iron 3 of 16
A little camp retreat for a shared space! Change out the antlers and bedding, add a small, fun rug, and you have a whole new look.
Via House and Home.
Tailored Style 4 of 16
This tailored style might not make the best play space, but it certainly doesn't scream toddler either. And while this bedroom was actually designed for a teen girl, it's neutral enough to work for a teen boy as well.
Photo Credit Leah Moss. See more at Apartment Therapy.
Charmingly Minimal 5 of 16
This charming space is perfect for a young child, but easily capable of growing with them through adulthood.
Room design by okologi.
Light and Simple 6 of 16
Bright and Modern 7 of 16
The beautiful views alone allow for minimal decor, with simple furnishings that will grow with the child.
Via Style Me Pretty.
Almost Stark 8 of 16
Layered and Lively 9 of 16
This amazing space is just perfect. Love the pattern-mixing, creating a sophisticated yet sweet space for a growing child.
Designed by Nam Dang-Mitchell.
Modern Adventurers 10 of 16
This one features some classic icons of boyhood -- fishing poles, camping toys -- yet you'll be able to switch gears as the boys age with the sturdy modern furnishings.
From Room and Board.
Fun For All! 11 of 16
Who says kids can only play in bright, colorful, highly themed spaces?
Via A Beautiful Mess.
Gray and Beige 12 of 16
Cottage Retreat 13 of 16
A charming space, full of unexpected details, yet still welcoming for little feet.
Shining Knights 14 of 16
While they may be gallant knights today, when tomorrow they are ardent surfers, it will be an easy update.
Via Elle Decor.
Growing Up 15 of 16
It's easy to see how a green bed works for a five-year-old, but seen here with the addition of pinstripe bedding and neutral walls and rug, it updates easily to fifteen.
From Room and Board.
Stripes Ahoy 16 of 16
Lots of pattern mixing creates a great backdrop for years of fun.
Via Fresh Home.