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Room to Grow: 15 Modern Boys' Rooms

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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.

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    15 Modern Boys' Rooms

    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
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    Papering the ceiling with favorite books -- what a great idea for sleepless nights.  And toddlers and teens alike will find those giant casters just the coolest.

    Kara Paisley Designs via DecorPad.

  • Antlers and Iron 3 of 16
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    The toys clearly indicate a child's space, while the drapes and art show the potential for growth. Click through to the entire tour -- gorgeous!

    From The Socialite Family via The Boo and the Boy

  • Bright and Modern 7 of 16
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    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
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    While this space seems almost stark, it clearly allows for an older child's interests. Brighter art and bedding would make it perfect for a younger child. 

    From Tema Home via Home Design Lover.

  • Layered and Lively 9 of 16
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    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
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    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
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    Who says kids can only play in bright, colorful, highly themed spaces? 

    Via A Beautiful Mess.

  • Gray and Beige 12 of 16
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    Little details and simple style create a soothing shared bedroom. 

    From Skona Hem via The Boo and the Boy

  • Cottage Retreat 13 of 16
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    A charming space, full of unexpected details, yet still welcoming for little feet. 

    Via Decor8

  • Shining Knights 14 of 16
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    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
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    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
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    Lots of pattern mixing creates a great backdrop for years of fun. 

    Via Fresh Home.

• Nicole Balch writes daily about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so on her blog, Making it Lovely. Catch up with all of Nicole’s other Family Style posts right here on Babble.

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