The bedroom holds a special place in everyone’s heart, where we are at our most relaxed, in our most vulnerable state, and where we escape into our dreams on a nightly basis.
It’s no surprise, therefore, that many of us can easily admit to having a love affair with our bedrooms. To this end, we’ve delved into the Home Journal archives to compile the 10 best bedrooms that have graced our pages in issues past. Take a look in the gallery below.
A floor-to-ceiling library wall ensures more than enough storage for homeowner Victoria Allen's book collection and more. Exotic patterns on the bed enliven what might otherwise be a restrained design, while massive windows flood the space with energy-giving natural light.
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Located in a prime spot in a Mid-Levels duplex apartment, this bedroom lets the sweeping, curved window and the panoramic views it affords do all the talking. A vintage trunk provides storage for throws while functioning as a handy surface or bench, while the carpet carves out a more intimate pad in this large room.
See more: A bright 3,700sqft Mid-Levels duplex captures the best of Hong Kong living
Few bedroom views in Hong Kong get better than this vista of the rolling hills of the Sai Kung countryside. An atmosphere of calm pervades the space thanks to colour-coordinated pillows, throws and a bed bench in baby blue, while the oversized headboard's Chinese-inspired woodwork injects visual interest.
See more: In Sai Kung, a 1,950sqft three-storey abode welcomes nature in abundance
Designed for a banker's "playhouse" in an industrial building, this bedroom features a show-stopping solid wood headboard that is essentially a prized wooden table flipped on its side and supported by a free-standing steel frame with floating bedside tables on either side. The textile-padded Diesel x Moroso Nebula Five bed more than guarantees deep slumber.
See more: The 6,000sqft Playhouse is a banker’s private industrial paradise in Aberdeen
Up in the clouds
Postcard-perfect views of Victoria Harbour greet the homeowner's son who wakes up in this Joseph Sy-designed bedroom every day. A shelf in the wall accommodates his affinity for action figures, while the floor features beautifully intricate wooden parquetry.
See more: A Mid-Levels family apartment combines clever sound design with picture-postcard views
Room for beauty
In a home beautifully curated with artworks, it takes – perhaps even requires – little else to ensure both art and living get equal room to shine. In this three-storey home on The Peak, this ethos extends to the bedroom, a serene retreat bathed only in neutral colours and natural light, alongside meditative works of art.
Blues in neutral and standout shades alongside patterned and textured surfaces tastefully come together in the sprawling master bedroom of this four-storey Simon Chong-designed Shouson Hill home, a sanctuary furnished with art and personal curios.
Interiors by James Tu further elevate this apartment unit in the Frank Gehry-designed Magnum Opus, with luxurious touches permeating every corner of the home – and bedroom, from the wall’s textured motif and the luxe beddings, to the curved and curtained windows.
Isolated from the bustle, this villa in Ho Man Tin is a two-storey refuge replete with outdoor and indoor space. In the bedroom, plush textures, a curved ceiling and serene views create a calming ambience.
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It’s spacious and serene, but the best thing about this bedroom are the million-dollar views of the Ting Kau and Tsing Ma Bridges, on which the Franke Ke-designed home’s interiors are anchored.
Read more: This 3,000sqft Ting Kau home boasts epic views of the Tsing Ma Bridge
Top image: Mitchell Geng