10 Unique Bullet Journal Theme Ideas To Try

April 30, 2021
10 unique bullet journal theme ideas to try

Hi there, friend! Are you looking for trendy but unique bullet journal ideas to use this year? Themes that stand out, are fun to play with, and aren’t overused? Whether you’re new to bullet journaling, or you’ve been bullet journaling for awhile, finding a fresh, unique, and creative bullet journal theme every month can be a little challenging at times. So, if you’re stuck in a bujo rut, do not panic! I am here to get your creative juices flowing and help you find a theme that you will love. Inspired by my 2020 bullet journal, I will be sharing 10 unique bullet journal theme ideas below!

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2020 BULLET JOURNAL THEMES

Although I have not been bullet journaling for years (I started a bullet journal on January 2020), I enjoy sharing my monthly themes on social media, inspiring others to start a bullet journal, and of course writing posts likes these where I can help make your bujo experience a little easier.

Which is why, today I will be sharing 10 bullet journal themes that I used in my 2020 bujo but you can use now! Are you ready?

Here’s a little outline of my 2020 bullet journal.

  • January – Unicorns
  • February – Flamingos
  • March – Books
  • April – Bambi
  • May – Pastels, peaches, and flowers
  • June – Ice-cream
  • July – Watermelons
  • August – Minimalist blogging
  • September – Purple x Donuts
  • October – Coffee and acorns
  • November – Thanksgiving & Autumn
  • December – What December looks like to me

Since I did not take any photos for January or February, I will not be sharing those themes below!

SAVE THESE 10 UNIQUE BULLET JOURNAL THEME IDEAS FOR LATER!

10 unique bullet journal theme ideas to try

10 UNIQUE BULLET JOURNAL THEME IDEAS

1) BOOKS FOR DAYS

The first theme I want to share with you is the theme I used for March: books. Although I’m not a huge book reader (I wish I was), I love the idea of learning and expanding your knowledge. So, I thought it would be fun to play around with books and create a minimalist theme!

COLORS

For this particular theme, I decided to stick to only two minimal colors: brown and teal. I had a lot of teal planner stickers at the time, so I had to take advantage of them and use them on my spreads! Don’t you just love when your planner stickers make your life easier? πŸ™‚

DRAWINGS

Since bullet journaling can be a little time-consuming, I try to keep my drawings very simple! In this case I only drew:

  • Books
  • Plants
  • Book shelves

The rest of the “drawings’ you see in the spreads were planner stickers!

UNIQUE PAGES INCLUDED

  • Mood tracker page
  • Wish-list page
  • Brainstorm page
  • Daily gratitude page
  • Playlist, devotionals, stats, and bucket list page

BOOK BULLET JOURNAL THEME:

2) SWEET BAMBI & CACTUSES

Since I absolutely love Disney’s character Bambi and deers, I just had to create a Bambi-inspired theme for the month of April. I don’t know if it’s Bambi’s cuteness or what, but this is by far my absolute favorite theme in 2020. I am obsessed with how the spreads came out! Also, every-time that I come up with a theme idea, I like to browse through Pinterest for some inspiration. However, when I was looking for Bambi bullet journal spreads, I didn’t find ANY. So, I like to think that I have created the first ever Bambi bullet journal theme, hehe! How special is that, right?

COLORS:

For this minimal yet super cute theme, I decided to work with neutral colors. I used browns, olive green, and a neutral coral color!

DRAWINGS:

  • Bambi
  • Cactuses

QUOTES USED:

  • “She walked with God that was her game changing strategy.”
  • “Count the stars.”
  • “Enjoy every moment.”
  • “You will forever be my always.”
  • “Be the light.”
  • “Find calm in the chaos.”
  • “Be kind it’s classy.”
  • “Everyday is a new plan.”
  • “Count the stars.”
  • “Make the days count.’

UNIQUE PAGES INCLUDED:

  • Goals page
  • Mood tracker page
  • Brainstorm page
  • Stats/playlist page
  • Daily gratitude page

BAMBI BULLET JOURNAL THEME:

3) PASTELS, PEACHES & FLOWERS

There are many times that I come up with a theme based on planner stickers that I have! In this occasion, I found myself with a whole bunch of “peaches” stickers, so I thought it would be fun to create a theme that combines peaches, flowers, and pastel colors.

COLORS

For this theme I have chosen to play around with different shades of oranges and greens!

DRAWINGS

  • Peaches
  • Flowers

QUOTES USED

  • “What if meant for you won’t pass you by.”
  • “Life is a peachy as I make it to be.”
  • “She’s a wild flower.”
  • Count the stars, find true love, be free.”

UNIQUE PAGES INCLUDED

  • Goals page
  • Stats page
  • Brainstorm page

PASTELS, PEACHES, & FLOWERS BULLET JOURNAL THEME:

4) HELLO, ICE-CREAM

When I think of the month of June, I automatically think of summer. And when I think of summer, I can’t help but think of creamy, tasty, and mouth-watering ice-cream. You’re reliving your childhood all over again too, aren’t you? Well, that’s what I had in mind when creating this theme.

COLORS:

Since summer is a bright and colorful month, I used quite a few pastel colors in this spread: yellow, brown, pink, and orange.

DRAWINGS:

  • Ice-cream cones
  • Popsicle sticks

QUOTES USED:

  • “Make it happen.”
  • “Start each day with a grateful heart.”
  • “Worry less and smile more.”
  • “Do more of what makes you happy.”

UNIQUE PAGES INCLUDED:

  • Goals page
  • Tasks to do page
  • Brainstorm page

HELLO ICE CREAM BULLET JOURNAL THEME:

5) SUMMER TIME WATERMELONS

Because Summer is my absolute favorite month, I decided to create yet another summer-inspired theme. For the month of July, I decided to create a very fun, bright, and colorful theme featuring refreshing watermelons! Yuuuuuuumy!

COLORS:

The colors I used this month are pink and green!

DRAWINGS:

  • Watermelons

QUOTES USED:

  • “The pages of yesterday can not be revised. But the pages of tomorrow are blank.”
  • “Don’t let the seeds stop you from enjoying the watermelon.”
  • “Enjoy the moment.”
  • “Let yourself rest.”
  • “Can’t stop, won’t stop.”
  • “Just take it one day at a time.”
  • “Collect moments not things.”
  • “Life is so much easier when you just chill out.”
  • “Live in the moment.”
  • “Love the life you are living.”

UNIQUE PAGES INCLUDED:

  • To-do list page
  • Mood tracker
  • Brainstorm page
  • Stats page

WATERMELONS BULLET JOURNAL THEME

6) MINIMALIST BLOGING

For the month of August I decided to create a theme inspired by one of the things I am most passionate about in life, blogging. Although this is a very rare theme (boy was it hard to create), I had a lot of fun implementing the world of blogging and social media on to these spreads.

COLORS:

Since I wanted to keep this theme very minimal (do you see the pattern here?) I only used orange and gray for this theme!

DRAWINGS:

  • Pens
  • Instagram icon
  • Pinterest search bar/pins
  • Twitter icon
  • Facebook icon
  • TikTok icon

QUOTES USED:

  • “Love my life.”
  • “Passion never fails.”
  • “Make each day a masterpiece.”
  • “Attitude is everything.”
  • “Have an attitude of gratitude.”
  • “Laugh as much as you breathe, love as much as you live.”
  • “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
  • “Today is a good day to have a great day.”
  • “And I still rise.”
  • “The best is yet to come.”
  • “There is beauty all around us.”
  • “Work hard, play hard.”
  • “You’ve got this!”

UNIQUE PAGES INCLUDED:

  • Goals page
  • Mood tracker page
  • Playlist page
  • Stats page
  • Brainstorm page

BLOGGING BULLET JOURNAL THEME

7) PURPLE X DONUTS

Another obsession of mine: donuts. If I could, I would have a donut every single day……a girl can wish, right? While eating a donut every single day may not be a smart decision, creating a donut bullet journal theme is! In September, I decided to not only create a donut-inspired theme, but to also make the entire theme purple. So below, you’ll see what happens when you combine donuts and purple.

COLORS:

The colors I used this month are purple, mauve, and beige!

DRAWINGS:

  • Donuts

QUOTES USED:

  • “Never give up.”
  • “Today is a new day.”
  • “Believe in myself.”
  • “You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.”
  • “Create your own sunshine.”

UNIQUE PAGES INCLUDED:

  • Goals page
  • Mood tracker page
  • Stats page
  • Brainstorm page

PURPLE X DONUT BULLET JOURNAL THEME

8) COFFEE & ACORNS

Even though I personally hate drinking coffee, I thought it would be interesting to create an aesthetic coffee theme. In honor of cozy days, autumn colors, and the cheer of fall, I created a theme that screams coziness and makes you want to drink a cup of coffee (or chocolate, if you’re like me!)

COLORS:

This month I went with very bold brown, orange, and gray colors.

DRAWINGS:

  • Coffee cup
  • Acorns
  • Photographs

QUOTES USED:

  • ‘Work hard, stay humble.”
  • “Fall is proof that change is beautiful.”
  • “She believed she could, so she did.”

UNIQUE PAGES INCLUDED:

  • Specific goals page (work, health, and spiritual)
  • Playlist page
  • Brainstorm page
  • Stats page

COFFEE & ACORNS BULLET JOURNAL THEME

9) THANKSGIVING & AUTUMN

Inspired by the best holiday ever, I created a very aesthetic, fun, and classy “Thanksgiving & Autumn” theme for November. So, here’s a theme that’s filled with love, white pumpkins, pie, and leaves!

COLORS:

Since autumn time is quite colorful, I used brown, orange, cream, and green colors!

DRAWINGS:

  • Pumpkins
  • Hats
  • Pie
  • Leaves
  • Turkey

QUOTES USED:

  • ‘Everyday is a fresh start.”
  • “Wake up and smile.”
  • “She believed she could so she planned.”
  • “You can do this.”

UNIQUE PAGES INCLUDED:

  • Mood tracker page
  • Goals page
  • Gratitude log page
  • Brainstorm page
  • Stats page

THANKSGIVING & AUTUMN BULLET JOURNAL THEME:

10) WHAT DECEMBER LOOKS LIKE

Last but not least, I want to share my December bullet journal theme with you. Instead of creating your typical Christmas theme, I decided to create a theme based on what December looks and feels like to me: cold, snowy, but very special.

COLORS:

Since I associate the color red to December, I chose to work with the colors red and gray for this theme!

DRAWINGS:

  • Globe
  • Polar bear
  • Candy canes
  • Penguins
  • Snowman
  • Igloo
  • Stockings
  • Stars
  • Envelopes
  • Snow flakes

QUOTES USED:

  • “Good or naughty.”
  • “You’re enough.”

UNIQUE PAGES INCLUDED:

  • Wish list page
  • Stats page
  • Brainstorm page

DECEMBER BULLET JOURNAL THEME:

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you liked these unique bullet journal theme ideas. Which theme did you like the most? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,

Gabby Abigail

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