17 Inspiring January Bullet Journal Theme Ideas

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Embracing Bullet Journal theme ideas is a fun way to sprinkle a bit of your personality into every page.

As an avid Bullet Journal enthusiast myself, I’ve learned that the beauty of this system lies in its flexibility and creativity. Whether you’re a minimalist or a doodler, there’s a theme out there that perfectly captures your spirit.

In this post, we’ll explore some inspiring themes specifically for January. Remember, there’s no right or wrong here; it’s all about expressing yourself.

So, let’s kick off the new year with a burst of creativity and make your Bullet Journal as unique as you are!

Starting a new Bullet Journal in January can feel like standing at the edge of an exciting, yet slightly intimidating, adventure.

The pressure to find that perfect theme or idea can be overwhelming. But hey, let’s take a deep breath together and remember – it’s all about the journey, not perfection.

Your Bullet Journal is a reflection of you, and it’s okay if it’s a little messy or unconventional. That’s part of its charm!

To help ease you into this new beginning, I’ve compiled a few theme ideas to spark your imagination.

But before we dive into that, I wanted to shgare with you some freebies. At the end of the post, you’ll find 12 FREE printable Bullet Journal cover pages to help you with your setup.

Also, at the end of the post, you’ll find more blog posts with even more inspiration. So be sure to scroll down and get all this and more!

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Stationery Recommendations

Before you sit down in your home office or at the dining table to plan for January, you’ll need to get your supplies. And in this world, there are too many to choose from.

So, to keep it simple, here are some of my favorite supplies that I think you’ll love using in your Bullet Journal as well.

  • A journal. Of course, you can’t plan without a journal, and there are many to choose from. My top choice are Archer and Olive journals (you can get 10% off with my code MASHA10), but there are plenty of more affordable options as well, such as Lemome Dotted Bullet Notebook.
  • Fineliners. These pens are the blood of your every page! Apart from smooth ink flow and rich black lines, they can create, they also come in sets with different nib sizes, so you can add more variety. My top choice is Sakura Pigma Micron pens.
  • Markers. If you like adding color to your journal, you’ll need some markers! I always recommend Crayola Super Tips, since they come in many colors and are pretty affordable. You can also use them for brush lettering!
  • Tombow Fude brush pen. This pen is your universal friend that will help you create beautiful headers, brush lettering, doodling, and drawing. The small, easy-to-control brush tip makes it a perfect pen for all beginners as well.
  • Washi tapes. In case you’re looking for an easy way to decorate your Bullet Journal, washi tape is the way to go! There are all imaginary themes and colors of washi tape out there, so you’ll be able to find something that fits your aesthetics.

With all the supplies at ready, let’s get planning.

January Bullet Journal Theme Ideas

Your options for January Bullet Journal themes are as vast as your imagination, so technically, this list could go on forever!

But in the spirit of keeping things manageable (and not overwhelming you with endless options), I've narrowed it down to 17 stellar ideas.

So, whether you're a Bullet Journal newbie or a seasoned pro, let's dive into these themes together and kickstart your year with a dash of creativity and a whole lot of fun!

Free Bullet Journal Printables

Remember the freebies I mentioned at thje beginning of the post? Well, it’s time to get your access!

Already in the Resources Vault you can find 12 free printbale cover pages, including a cover page for January.

If you don’t have access yet, you can always sign up in the form below.

Once you confirm your subscription, you’ll get the password to get 50+ free Bullet Journal printables, stickers, and worksheets to use right away.

If you’ve never used printables before, be sure to check my post How To Use Printables In Your Bullet Journal.

It’s pretty basic, and you can find all the supplies you need in my post Supplies For Using Bullet Journal Printables.

More Resources

There is no limit to theme ideas for your Bullet Journal and I’ve got you covered if you’re still looking for more ideas.

Check out these posts next:

>>> What theme are you thinking of doing this January? Share with us in the comments!

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And remember: Keep Bullet Journaling, and Don’t Be A Blob!

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  1. I came in here expecting to be inspired by January blues and grays but maaaaan, those black and white themes look so clean! ❤️❤️ Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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