Hello Planning Mashers!
Time to talk Bullet Journal theme ideas, I gathered 200+ themes for you in this post!
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I have been doing my Bullet Journal for some time already, and I always try to come up with some interesting ideas for my spreads to both challenge my creativity and create interesting content for you guys.
So I really understand the struggle of coming up with a new Bullet Journal theme idea every month!
That’s why I decided to gather all theme ideas I could come up with into one huge list. Hope it will help you to enjoy your planning without any pressure and give you the inspiration to create your own unique journal spreads.
But before we get to the list….
What Are Themes?
New to Bullet Journaling? Then you probably are a bit confused about what are the themes and why do you need them.
Don’t worry, we will figure it out. First, though you might need to check our Ultimate Guide To Bullet Journal For Beginners, it definitely will help you figure out this whole Bullet Journal thing.
Back to the topic – what are the themes? Basically, you unite your spreads for a certain month with a theme – a certain type of decorations, that help you bring your whole monthly design together.
You can choose a theme like books and then add book doodles on all your pages. Or you can choose a color as your theme and use a specific color when decorating.
Themes help you to bring some consistency to your Bullet Journal pages, to clearly divide your months and also are a great way to simplify your setup a little bit.
When you choose a theme you basically commit to using certain doodles and illustrations on your pages for the entire month, so it’s much easier than coming up with new ways to decorate each page.
How To Use Themes
Here is how you can incorporate a theme into your monthly setup.
Start from creating a cover page which is defining your theme.
Cover pages are a kind of divider between your months that tell you that from now we will see a new month and this is the theme.
Decorate your cover page with something from your theme and maybe write the month there as well.
A cool thing would also be to choose one particular style of headers and use them on all pages. This will bring it all together even more.
Below is an example of the lettering style I chose for my book-themed Bullet Journal setup, I used them on all the pages that month.
Use the elements from your theme to decorate pages or just fill out some blank spaces you don’t like.
My favorite way to do it is by creating thematic doodles. Doodles are super fun to draw and are pretty easy as well.
If you’re still not sure that you can doodle – check my Beginner’s Guide To Bullet Journal Doodles. Believe me, you totally can doodle!
Another cool way to bring some fun to your theme is by adding quotes that are somehow connected to your theme, or maybe just a silly pun.
Feel free to check out my Coffee Themed Bullet Journal Setup where I challenged myself to have a silly coffee quote on every page.
Do You Need A Theme?
Creating themes is kind of a very popular theme in the Bullet Journal community. But here’s the scoop – you don’t have to follow themes.
Always remember this is your journal and your rules so you are free to do whatever you want.
If you want – have one theme an entire year. Like decorate all your pages with flowers, or use pink for all the setups.
If you want to – have a different theme for each page of your month.
Really it’s all up to you and what you want to do with your journal.
Ok time to get to the list!
I’ll divide the themes in the following way – first I will state themes according to seasons. There are so many interesting ideas you can get from nature around you. I also included different holidays happening during the seasons so you could use those as ideas for possible themes as well.
And finally, I’ll write down some general ideas unconnected with any time of the year.
So let your imagination fly and create your original take on any of these themes. And if there are some you would like to add – please don’t be shy and share them in the comments.
Winter Theme Ideas
- Winter wonderland
- Warm winter things (cocoa, blankets, gingerbread)
- Snowy mountains
- Polar bears
- Moon and stars
- Winter sports (skiing, snowboarding, skating)
- Gym and fitness
- Charlie Brown
- Christmas (December)
- Hanukkah (December)
- Kwanza (December)
- Winter Solstice (December)
- New Year’s Eve (December)
- New Years (January)
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day ( January)
- Valentine’s day (February)
- Chinese New Years (February)
- Wear Red Day (February)
- Groundhog Day (February)
- Mardi Gras (February)
Spring Theme Ideas
- Star Wars
- Cherry blossom
- Pastel colors
- Botanical drawings
- Pom Poms
- Dream Catcher
There are a lot of flower theme ideas for spring, so in case you want to learn how to draw beautiful flowers in your Bullet Journal be sure to check my post – How To Draw Flower Doodles In Your Bullet Journal
For more theme ideas, be sure to check my post with Inspirational Spring Bullet Journal Theme Ideas.
- St. Patrick’s Day (March)
- Read Across America Day (March)
- International Women’s Day (March)
- Children’s Book Day (April)
- Easter (April)
- April Fool’s Day
- Cinco de Mayo (May)
- Mother’s Day (May)
- National Nurses Day (May)
- Memorial Day (May)
- World Turtle Day (May)
Summer Theme Ideas
- Beach holiday
- Summer drinks
- Paper airplanes
- Ice cream
- Summer fruits (mango, pineapple, watermelon)
- Hot air balloons
- Paper airplanes
Get some more Summer ideas and inspirations from other creators in my post with Extensive List Of Summer Bullet Journal Theme Ideas.
- Children’s Day (June)
- Flag Day (June)
- Father’s Day (June)
- Summer Solstice (June)
- International Yoga Day (June)
- Independence Day (July)
- World Snake Day (July)
- National Aviation Day (August)
- Women’s Equality Day (August)
- National Watermelon Day (August)
Fall Theme Ideas
- Fall leaves
- Autumn forest
- Woodling creatures
- Back to school
- Tree branches
- Fall fashion
- Black magic
- Tea party
- Candy corn
For more ideas for Fall, you can go straight to my post on 15 Stunning Fall Bullet Journal Theme Ideas and 35+ Enchanting Fall Bullet Journal Themes and Page Ideas.
- Patriot Day (September)
- Yom Kippur (September)
- Native Americans Day (September)
- Labor Day (September)
- Fall Equinox (September)
- International Chocolate Day (September)
- Columbus Day (October)
- Boss’s Day (October)
- International Music Day (October)
- Halloween (October)
- Thanksgiving (November)
- President’s Day (November)
- Black Friday (November)
- World Television Day (November)
Other Theme Ideas
- A time period (30s, 80s)
- Polaroid cameras
- Coffee love
- Boba Tea
- Favorite movie / TV show
- Retro game consoles
- Alice in wonderland
- Geometric designs
- Kittens and puppies
- Trains / cars
- Self Care
- Night lights
- Gnomes, fairies
- Fairy tales
- We Bare Bears
- Sailor Moon
- Animal Crossing
- Dr. Suess
- Ghibli movies
- Vintage designs
- Zodiac Sign
- Your favorite games (like Among Us)
- Light bulb
- Gold theme
- Hot air balloons
- Harry Potter
- The Lord Of The Rings