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100+ Bullet Journal Theme Ideas You Need to Try

It is always super difficult to come up with a theme. Here is a list of over 100 bullet journal theme ideas.

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It is always super challenging to come up with a theme. Sometimes you want something more general, but you usually want it to match the period it covers.

I do a different theme each month. I also keep some aspects common throughout the whole notebook. This year, my common thread is the lettering I use.

Additionally, I like to stick to colors or patterns for my themes. However, I will occasionally pull in something more artistic, like a galaxy theme. Others might choose a more artistic theme for each month. These themes might include a favorite show, game, animal, etc.

Regardless of the countless options, sometimes it can be difficult to become inspired. So, here is a list of over 100 bullet journal theme ideas to inspire your planner.

01 | January

January is the first month of the year. Where I am from, it is usually the worst month for winter weather with snow and cold everywhere. So, I generally use a lighter or brighter blue as my bujo theme for January.

Further, below are some other great January bullet journal theme ideas.

images sources: @instantprintable, @dotted.v, @bujojujii, @bujo__gram, @blackandwhitebullet, 2017 Bujo PWM

02 | February

February is the month of love. So, it seems that everything in February is related to love and valentine’s day.

I am not a huge celebrator of the holiday. Thus, my February bullet journal theme focuses on something else, possibly something feminine or delicate in nature. For example, this year, my February theme was gold.

Below are amazing February theme ideas, both related and not related to love and Valentine's Day.

  • Red
  • Pink
  • Hearts
  • Valentine's Day
  • Love
  • Mountains
  • Crystals
  • The 1900s
  • Tea
  • Cozy
  • Watercolor
  • Mushroom
  • Dinosaurs
  • Flowers
  • Feathers
  • Gold

Image sources: @notebook_profile, @enemesis_4, @all_thingsbujo, @books.and.bulletpoints, Mary Bujo, February 2019 Bujo

03 | March

March’s primary holiday is St. Patty’s Day. So, it seems that everything turns green during March; green seems to be in everyone’s bullet journal.

As you might have picked up, generally, I'm not particularly eager to use holiday themes. Instead, for my March layout, I decided to do something weird. Further, instead of green, I used white and black to keep a clean geometric type layout.

Here are some very fun March theme ideas.

  • St. Patty's Day
  • Green
  • Tropical Plants
  • Houseplants
  • Outer Space / Galaxy
  • Feathers
  • Mosaic
  • Crystals
  • 90’s
  • Birds
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Cozy
  • Watercolor
  • Sky & Clouds
  • Star Wars
  • Favorite Movie or Show
  • Sunrise
  • Mountains

Image sources: @bulletwithe, @aneneh.journals, @bujo.becca, @bujo__gram, Alana Bujo, Tiffanie Bujo

04 | April

April is essentially the first month of spring, and it is when Easter occurs in the United States. Because of this, some of the most common April themes revolve around spring and Easter.

However, my own April layout’s theme is pink! To me, pink represents spring as many flowers are shades of red and pink (as are many Easter concepts).

In addition to those theme ideas, here are a ton more!!

  • Spring
  • Flowers
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Easter
  • Ducklings
  • Bunnies
  • Easter Eggs
  • Pastel Colors
  • Rain
  • Umbrella
  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Elephant
  • Crystals
  • Birds
  • Honey Bees
  • Animals
  • Brown Paper

Image sources: @creativebujo_, @lets.talk.about.bullet, @planningmindfully, @bymarcelekeny, @_coffeeandsarcasm_, Amanda Bujo, April 2019 Bujo, Alana Bujo, April 2017 Bujo

05 | May

May is one of those months that doesn’t have much going on.

Mother’s day is in May, but that doesn’t provide a good theme. However, May is spring season, so you can continue to roll with spring-related themes such as rain and flowers.

Further, I decided to go off books and do an outer space-themed layout for May. But here are some other great ideas.

Images Sources: Jenny Bujo, @creative_desaster, Alana Bujo, @creative.journals, May 2019 Bujo, May 2017 Bujo

06 | June

Around here, June is when summer starts to kick into gear.

In June, the weather is gorgeous, and the sun is shining. Because of this, the prospect of summer drives a lot of the June themes I list below.

Additionally, a lot of spring layouts can still work for June.

image sources: Sam Bujo, @bulletwithe, Maddie Bujo, @emres_blog, June 2020 Bujo, @metro_boulot_bujo, Daisy Bujo, @feebujo, Amanda Bujo

07 | July

In July, it is full-blown summertime! You can use sunny summer themes. Additionally, if you are in the United States, you can use your theme to celebrate Independence day!

However, you probably know that I like to stay away from the holidays for my themes. Regardless, here are some July theme ideas!

image sources: MariaVictoria Bujo, July 2018 Bujo, @stationerymagpie, @birdybujo, Hannah Bujo, @annajournals_

08 | August

August is my birthday month and also that last month of summer. So, for August, I like to go all-in and celebrate summer with bright colors and themes.

At this point, many people start getting ready to go back to school. Without further ado, here are some fantastic August bullet journal themes.

  • Summer
  • Back To School
  • End Of Summer
  • Tropical
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Sunshine
  • Blue Sky
  • Under Water
  • Sea Shell
  • Mermaids
  • Crystals
  • Fruit
  • Lemonade
  • Watermelon
  • Star Wars
  • Favorite Movie or Show
  • Space / Galaxy

image sources: @preusselbeere.art, Jenny Bujo, @creative_desaster, August 2020 Bujo, @jannplansthings, Maria Victoria Bujo

09 | September

September is the first month of fall or autumn. However, there aren’t any holidays or events to celebrate in September. So, anything and everything goes.

Finally, here are just some of the September bullet journal themes you could use in your planner.

image sources: @laqueredworld, Sam Bujo, @dotted.plans, Maria Victoria Bujo, @blackandwhitebullet, @girlbossbujo

10 | October

October is such a fun month because of Halloween. Just for Halloween, there are so many creepy, crazy theme options to consider.

Additionally, there are autumn and other themes to choose from! Here are some great ideas!

  • Houseplants
  • Halloween
  • Spooky
  • Ghosts
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Black
  • Rainbow
  • Unicorn
  • Crystals
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Cozy
  • Mushrooms
  • Mystical
  • Watercolor
  • Day of the Dead

image sources: Victoria Bujo, @silva.and.bold, @enemesis_4, @doodledaydarlings, @lets.talk.about.bullet, October 2017 Bujo, @dutch_dots, Mary Bujo

11 | November

In the US, many of us celebrate Thanksgiving in November. Thanksgiving is not a theme by itself.

Further, you could be creative and have gratitude or thankfulness be your November theme.

However, you might prefer something else. So, like September, anything goes!

image sources: @bujo.crafts, @bujo_mel_, @vedi_bits_and_pieces, @kaylajournals, @dotted.plans, @bullet.bees

12 | December

The last month we have to talk about is December (naturally)!

For December, many people stick with Christmas or other holiday themes. However, there are so many other creative ideas out there! Here are some of them!

image sources: @conbdebujo, Erinn Bujo, @juliajournal, @bu.journal.love, December 2020 Bujo, @bujo_w_me

What is your favorite theme from our list? Let us know in the comments below if you have any more ideas!

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