Struggling to come up with a new and creative theme for your bullet journal? Tired of going through the same generic lists of theme ideas? Looking for unique theme ideas to spice up your bullet journal? You, my friend, have come to the right place! Whether you’re new to bullet journaling or not, I know just how stressful it can be to come up with fresh and creative themes for your bullet journal, every single month. Coming up with a new theme for my bullet journal is probably my favorite and least favorite thing to do at the end of every month. While I enjoy the creative aspect of discovering new themes, I dislike the stress that comes with choosing the “right” theme for the following month. That’s why I decided to brainstorm and compile a massive list of 200 creative bullet journal theme ideas for you.
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT BULLET JOURNAL THEME.
Although I only started bullet journaling this year, I take my bullet journal very seriously.
At the end of every month, I like to choose a specific theme, vibe, and set of colors to use for my bullet journal spreads for the following month. Since choosing a new theme is a big deal to me, I make sure to devote time to brainstorm bullet journal theme ideas, lurk for ideas on Pinterest (check out my bullet journal board, here), and decide on the theme that I’ll stick to for the entire month.
Hey, if you’re anything like me, you know that these are big decisions to make! So, this time of the month is pretty sacred to me! Haha.
HERE’S HOW I CHOOSE A NEW BULLET JOURNAL THEME:
1. Choose a couple of colors (about 4-6)
To me, every month has a different vibe. So, I like to associate a different set of colors to every month. My favorite way to do this is by using my bucket of 100 Staedtler fiber-tip markers to play around with different combinations until I create the perfect color combination. I just pair different colors together and choose the combination of colors I think will represent the next month the best.
2. Reflect on things that I’m genuinely interested in and love.
This could be anything that I have been loving lately or anything that I love that’s associated to the colors I chose above. I want your bullet journal theme to be something that I like since I’ll be seeing it almost everyday for the entire month. So, I reflect on things I genuinely love and I’m interested in.
For example, if I chose red and I love apples, apples could be a possible theme idea.
3. Make a mental or physical list of those things.
It’s always good to visualize your ideas on paper, so I like to write or draw my ideas on paper.
4. Go on Pinterest to find inspiration.
Pinterest is my absolute best friend when it comes to finding inspiration to bullet journal. I’ve even created a Pinterest board to collect ideas and inspiration of bullet journal theme ideas, page ideas, and spread ideas. So, I typically refer to this board (and add to it) at the end of the month.
When I have my theme ideas down, I like to search them up on Pinterest to see what comes up.
Let’s say I choose “Apples” as my theme, I would search the following:
My first search would simply be “apples” to see what comes up. This gives me a good idea of what I’m going to be drawing. Although I love drawing, I don’t like choosing themes that require complicated drawings because I don’t want to spend hours drawing on every page of the month. I rather choose themes that require basic drawings that I could simple add cut outs, stickers, and decorations to! Because hey, if I wanted to draw, I would just open up my sketchbook. 😉
2) “idea” + theme
Anyways, my next Pinterest search would be something along the lines of “apples theme” to see how people use apples for different themes (birthday parties, themed parties, etc!) This gives me a bigger picture of how my theme idea has been used in real life celebrations, parties, events, etc.
3) “idea” + bullet journal theme
Lastly, I’ll get a little more specific and search “apple bullet journal theme” to see what kinds of spreads have been created with this theme. Ultimately, this helps me decide if this theme is going to work out for me or not. If I like what I see, I stick to the theme. If I don’t, I repeat this process with a different theme idea.
SAVE FOR LATER
MY BULLET JOURNAL THEMES IN 2020 (So far…)
Like I said before, although I’m pretty new to bullet journaling, I have really devoted myself to my bullet journal for the past 6 months. So, I have been sharing my bullet journal themes on Instagram since February 2020! If you’ve missed them, here are all of my bullet journal themes in 2020.
Theme: unicorns + rainbows
Colors: purple, pink, and grey.
Colors: red, coral pink, and black.
Theme: books + plants
Colors: neutrals, olive green, and turquoise.
Theme: bambi + cactuses
Colors: multiple shades of green, brown, and peach.
Theme: peaches + flowers
Colors: peach, navy blue, and brown.
Theme: ice-cream + summer
Colors: yellow, pastel pink, sky blue, lilac, and aquamarine.
200 CREATIVE BULLET JOURNAL THEME IDEAS FOR YOU!
Alright, let’s get to the part that you all came for, the massive list of 200 bullet journal theme ideas! Although most lists usually divide themes by seasons, I’ll be dividing the themes according to colors. That way it can be easier for you to browse through this list based on the colors you want to use.
You don’t even have to go to the entire list now. You can just focus on the themes that fall under your color’s category and then bookmark this page to come back to this list whenever you want!
200 BULLET JOURNAL THEME IDEAS DIVIDED BY 11 COLORS:
- Winter Wonderland
- Whipped Cream
- NYC Taxi Cabs
- School Bus
- Beauty and The Beast
- French Fries
- Beach Day
- Golden Kiwis
- Finding Nemo
- Pumpkin Pie
- Pretty Pink Dress
- Cotton Candy
- Strawberry Ice-cream
- Pink Nails
- Doll Houses
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Pink Panther
- Bubble Gum
- Red Lipstick
- Red Cars
- The Little Mermaid
- The Cat in The Hat
- Valentine’s Day
- Red Louis Vuitton Heels
- 4th July
- Pepperoni Pizza
- Mickey Mouse
- Hot Cocoa
- Thanksgiving Day
- The Lion King
- Houses (Architecture)
- Ice-cream Cones
- Gingerbread Man
- Amethyst Gems
- Blue Lobster
- Blue Jeans
- Blue Eyes
- Blue Birds
- Disney’s Jasmine
- St. Patrick’s Day
- Christmas Day
- Pine Trees
- Statue of Liberty
- Siberian Huskies
- Soccer Ball
- Black Cats
- Leather Jackets
Well there you have it!
Although I could’ve came up with plenty more theme ideas, I hope you enjoyed this massive list of 200 bullet journal theme ideas! What themes were your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.
Until next time,
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