Bullet Journal: 50 Monthly Theme Ideas

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It's been a bit quiet on my blog this month, I wish I had a good excuse but I don't really! I've had a straight up lack of inspiration, a blog identity crisis and not a lot of motivation to write. But yeah, enough of that, I'm breaking the silence with a classic bullet journal post. 

One of my all-time most read blog posts is '50 Page Ideas for your Bullet Journal' (by a long shot - I still get over a thousand views a day on it) so I thought I'd do something a bit similar as that went down so well. 

Since bullet journals became a thing, they've gotten more and more creative. Maybe I just didn't notice it back when I started one, but something I notice a lot nowadays is 'monthly themes'. I started to introduce this in my journal last year and I've gone all out this year. I like the idea of them as a way to break up each month clearly. 

Here's some ideas if you wanted to use monthly themes or are lacking inspiration (like I am right now, ironically - I wrote this list a few days ago fortunately!) 

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50 Monthly Theme Ideas for your Bullet Journal 

  1. Blossom
  2. Hygge
  3. Books
  4. Cities
  5. Woodland
  6. Space
  7. The ocean
  8. Crystals
  9. Gold
  10. Autumnal
  11. Mountains
  12. Paris
  13. Lights
  14. Magical/mystical
  15. The sky
  16. Succulents 
  17. Stormy
  18. Tropical
  19. Midnight
  20. Love
  21. Wild flowers
  22. Harry Potter
  23. House plants
  24. Travelling
  25. Pastel
  26. Mandalas
  27. Disney
  28. 90s
  29. Pink
  30. Grey
  31. Sunset
  32. Snow
  33. Geometric
  34. Seaside
  35. Halloween
  36. Magic
  37. Origami
  38. Roses
  39. Peonies
  40. Butterflies
  41. Fairy tales
  42. Leaves
  43. Aztec
  44. Watercolour
  45. Patterns
  46. Romance
  47. Bees + honeycomb
  48. Fruit
  49. Candy
  50. Music


50 Theme Ideas for your Bullet Journal  | www.hannahemilylane.com
50 Theme Ideas for your Bullet Journal  | www.hannahemilylane.com

How to use a monthly theme

I thought I'd also include a mini guide to monthly themes in case you weren't sure how to use them. Of course, as always, bullet journals are totally unique to you and you don't have to do it exactly how I do or how someone else does - make it work for you!

My monthly setups usually include:

  • Month cover page (usually painted with the month name in black calligraphy) 
  • Monthly log for important dates or things to remember. This I take from my yearly log at the start of my bullet journal and add to it if things come up throughout the month. 
  • Habit tracker
  • Running to do list, goals and future log
  • Weekly logs
  • Memories from the month at the end

These will all be themed in the same way. Some ways I do this are:

  • Using a colour scheme
  • Illustrations and doodles to fit the theme
  • Accent colours on headings or lines etc
  • Print out pictures
  • Washi tape
  • Fonts

Colours are the biggest thing for me - I try to keep these similar for the whole month. In January I used a pastel pink highlighter and in February I used a grey crayola pen, alongside watercolours. 

You can see my themes more clearly in this post on my January + February Bujo Setup

Do you use monthly themes in your journal or just go with the flow? 

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