Last Updated on April 25, 2022 by Keri
Are you looking for ideas for your next Bullet Journal monthly theme?
There are so many different theme ideas, and it can be really overwhelming to narrow down on which one you want to do. How do you choose? Where do you look for inspiration? What doodles do you include on the layouts for each theme?
In this blog post, I am going to help you with all of this! I have compiled a list of over 50 theme ideas for your Bullet Journal, and included over 100 doodle ideas you can use for the different themes.
And to help organize the different themes, I have broken them up into 6 popular categories:
What Is A Bullet Journal Theme?
If you are new to Bullet Journaling, you might be asking yourself, what is a Bullet Journal theme?
A theme is simply the decoration you want to add to your journal, and it add’s a sense of cohesion amongst different layouts in your journal. For example, you might have one theme for your yearly layouts, and a different theme for each of your monthly layouts. In my 2021 journal, I set a theme for my annual layouts, and no matter where I am inside my notebook, I will use that theme for any layouts that belong to my yearly layouts.
Your theme can add a sense of organization.
But mostly, it is a chance to be creative inside your journal!
Do The Themes Need To Be Complex?
I do not use my journal to create elaborate works of art. My journal is first and foremost how I get organized in my life and my goals. The creativity is just a little added bonus.
Your themes can be as simple or as elaborate as you would like them to be. The choice is entirely up to you.
And you may even find that this changes each month depending on what you have going on and how much time you have.
How Do I Choose My Theme?
If I am being completely honest, I don’t worry too much about what theme I am going to create. I simply choose one that feels good to me in the moment, and I run with it.
Sometimes my themes include doodles, but there are other times that my theme is simply a colour combination I have put together.
Again, this doe not need to be complicated!
With that being said, I have included a ton of different theme ideas and inspiration here for you!
Bullet Journal Themes Ideas
There are always so many different holiday’s going on throughout the year, and these can make great themes for your Bullet Journal! Whether it is Easter or Halloween, Christmas or Hanukkah, or any of your personal favourite holidays, these themes make it fun to celebrate!
Below, I have included some different holiday theme ideas and different doodle ideas for each!
You can also create themes based on the season you are in.
Do you have a favourite movie or game? These also make excellent themes!
Just For Fun Themes
- Lunar Phases
- Spa Day
- Dream Catchers
- Hot Air Balloon
If you do not want to add doodles, then colour themes can be another fun way to decorate your journal and set a theme. This is something I have personally done in my own journal many times.
Where To Find Inspiration For Your Theme
As the Bullet Journal has become so popular, there are a lot of really great places that you can find inspiration for your theme!
There are a ton of amazing people that share their Bullet Journal on YouTube, and in their videos, they can show you step by step how they set up their themes. Great for inspiration and how to!
Instagram is filled with a lot of amazing, inspirational photos of people’s Bullet Journal’s making it a great place to find inspiration!
Last but not least, Pinterest! You can search any theme you want in the search bar, and you are almost guaranteed to find a lot of great ideas that you can try in your own journal!
I hope that this post has given you a lot of ideas and inspiration for your Bullet Journal themes, so now, it is time to dig into your own journal!