How To Decorate Pages In Your Bullet Journal

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Journal decoration ideas are the spice of life for Bullet Journal enthusiasts! If you’re anything like me, your Bullet Journal isn’t just a planner—it’s a canvas. A place where your daily tasks meet creativity, transforming the mundane into something utterly delightful.

Who said planning had to be dull? Not us, that’s for sure!

There’s something incredibly satisfying about flipping through pages adorned with personal touches. It’s like your diary, to-do list, and scrapbook had a beautiful baby. Whether you’re a seasoned BuJo pro or a newbie just starting to dip your toes into the inky waters, decorating your journal can elevate your planning game to new heights.

We’re about to dive into seven fabulous ways to decorate pages of your Bullet Journal. There’s a style for everyone, so let’s unleash our creativity and make those pages pop!

Decorating your Bullet Journal pages is not just about making things look pretty (although, let’s be honest, that’s a huge perk). It’s about turning your BuJo into a personal retreat.

Imagine flipping open your journal to see a spread that instantly lifts your spirits, a little oasis of joy amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life. That’s the magic of decoration.

Decorating your Bullet Journal also boosts your creativity and productivity. Ever notice how a splash of color or a cute doodle can make even the daunting tasks seem more approachable? It’s like your brain goes, “Well, if it looks this fun, maybe it won’t be so bad!” Plus, the act of decorating itself is a form of mindfulness; it’s your zen garden in the form of washi tapes and stickers.

And let’s not forget the sense of accomplishment. There’s something incredibly satisfying about creating a beautiful layout with your own two hands. So, let’s dive into this delightful world of Bullet Journal decoration, shall we? It’s going to be a fun ride, I promise!

And be sure to check the end of the post for some more freebies that will help you add creativity and fun to your Bullet Journal pages.

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How To Decorate Pages In Your Bullet Journal

Once you open social media and check out Bullet Journal spreads, you’re bombarded with pages that are so artistic and detailed, they could hang in a gallery. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking you need to be the next Van Gogh to decorate your pages.

But let me tell you a secret: that’s not the case at all. In fact, I’m here to dispel that myth and share with you some easy ways to decorate your Bullet Journal. There are countless ways to add personality and flair to your journal without needing a fine arts degree.

Remember, it’s not about creating a masterpiece; it’s about making your journal uniquely yours. So, whether you consider yourself artistically challenged or simply short on time, these decoration ideas are sure to spruce up your pages with minimal effort and maximum fun.

Let’s dive in!

Bullet Journal Stickers

Starting with the first and probably the most popular way to decorate your journal – stickers!

There are so many different colors and designs out there that you can definitely find something that fits your style and aesthetics.

Plus, there are stickers that are not just decorative but practical and can help you generally speed up your setups.

There are so many different brands of suckers, all in various styles and different colors. But here are a few of my favorites:

  • RoseKPaperCo – this is my favorite shop for stickers, she has stunning designs and a lot of both decorative and practical sticker designs.
  • ShineStickerStudio – I fell in love with this brand in 2020. They have quirky and fun sticker designs for all your planning needs.
  • ShopKitschyKawaii -this shop has the most adorable stickers in a very cute style. It will turn any page of your Bullet Journal kawaii in no time.

Washi Tape

If you’re in the Bullet Journal community, you definitely know about washi tape and might even have a few rolls in your collection.

Washi tape is a great way to add a spark of color and decoration to your Bullet Journal pages, and it serves a lot of functional purposes (see the end of the post for more details on that).

There are, thankfully, many colors, designs, and sizes of washi tape available. Here are just a few of my favorite places to shop for washi tape:

  • Washi Tape Shop – this is the top place to get washi tapes; they have all the possible colors and designs available, so you can find something that fits our style and aesthetics.
  • EmilyCromwellDesigns – incredible shop with brightly colored washi tapes you’ll love using.
  • PlannerEnvy – amazing store with stickers, washi tapes, and everything you need for your planning. They have 140+ washi tape sets with different colors and designs.

Bullet Journal Headers

Headers and titles are a great way to connect your theme and add creativity to your pages. You can play around with different fonts, banners, and colors to create something uniquely yours.

In this example, you can see how, for a Harry Potter theme, I created a header that is on theme with the magical world.

Be sure to check the end of the post for some more ideas and inspirations for your headers.

Bullet Journal Stencils

Stencils have both decorative and practical applications.

There are amazing stencils that will turn you into an artist right away. There are stencils that can help you draw beautiful flowers or add intricate lettering designs to your pages.

The practical stencils will help you set up pages faster and draw all your boxes and tables in no time at all.

Bullet Journal gift ideas - Jaydens Apple stencils | Masha Plans

There are many different laces where you can get some amazing stencils, and here are a few of my favorites:

  • Jaydens Apple – this is my go-to for stencils! They are sturdy metallic ones and will serve you for ages, plus there are plenty of both decorative and functional designs.
  • OopsaDaisyUK – this is an amazing shop of affordable stencils and I especially love their grid guide stencil, which is the best one you can get to hack your Bullet Journal.
  • MoxieDori – this shop has plenty of stencils, each built to help you rate different themed Bullet Journal pages. My favorites from this shop are the stencils for weekly planning.

Bullet Journal Stamps

Stamps are like sticker, but you can reuse them, making them a much better invesment if you ask me.

Plus, with stams you can stamp an outline and add the colors you like. Or you can use different colored ink.

Can you spot stamps on this page? They are pretty subtle, but a hint is that they are from a travel collection. I love using stamps for my memory-keeping pages or for practical elements like daily headers.

Here are a few of my favorite places for buying stamps:

  • SyncopationDesign – this tiny little shop has an amazing collection of clear stamps for all your planning and crafting needs with the most adorable designs.
  • RiraRiraHanko – Japanese stamps are some of the best on the market, and this shop has a huge collection full of custom and unique designs.
  • MandbShop – a beautiful shop full of practical tiny stamps, a lot of which can be used not just for your day-to-day planning but for mail as well.

Bullet Journal Doodles

Doodling is a skill to learn, but it really is not as difficult as you think! Anyone can doodle, you don’t need to have an art degree for that.

There is a link at the end of the post to help you with that. And once you master doodling, there will be nothing you can’t draw! There will be no theme you can’t create, and doodles will help you with that.

Brush Lettering

Brush lettering is again a skill you have to learn, but once you do, it will absolutely transform your Bullet Journal pages! Just having a beautifully lettered header can be all the decoration you need for your page.

If you want a faster solution, you could try using faux calligraphy instead.

Creativity Freebies

Do you want a shortcut to decorating your Bullet Journal? I’ve got you covered with these freebies.

Especially for you I’ve created 3 exclusive freebies to help you add a spark of creativity to your Bullet Jlutanl.

Simply sign up in the form below, and once you confirm your subscription, you’ll get the freebies and tons of other resources on decorating your journal.

More Resources

We’ve been talking about a lot of different techniques and things that will help you with decorating your Bullet Journal. And before you leave, be sure to check a few posts with more details on how to master that skill.

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>>> What is your favorite way to decorate your journal? Let us know in the comments.

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