Bullet Journal Ideas: 21 Gorgeous Layouts To Inspire You To Get Organized

Bullet Journal Ideas: 21 Gorgeous Layouts To Inspire You To Get Organized

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Chances are, you might not even know what bullet journals are, let alone bullet journal ideas.

Or you might just be a HUGE bullet journaler. Then you need no introduction (can you believe how pretty #4 is??).

If you are clueless about bullet jouranls, today is the day you’ll discover something new (and absolutely gorgeous).

A bullet journal is basically a space where you get to organize everything from your thoughts to your daily schedule to your meal planning, there are an infinite amount of ways to go about creating one.

Sometimes what we lack is a tad bit of inspiration (which this post will take care of in the next few minutes!).

I loved putting together the bullet journal ideas infographic to the right and I’ll probably spend time (way too much time actually) making more in the future to inspire more BUJO ideas.

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Bullet Journal Essentials 

Now, like I said, the awesome thing about bullet journals is that you get to customize them however you want, but there are always a few basics to get you started that are bullet journal idea must-haves for whenever you want to get organized and creative at the same time.

Occasionally, I love choosing beautiful script fonts from this list to make my creations as pretty as they can be.

Most of the bullet journal essentials are pretty affordable if you’re willing to create an awesome journal full of organized ideas.

Pro Version Dotted Bullet Journal 

First things first: you need a trusty notebook for your bullet journal ideas. But not just any notebook. You want to make sure the paper feels right to you when you write all over it.

It helps make freehanding your designs and bullet journal ideas a lot easier. This Pro Version Dotted Bullet Journal is perfect for that and it’s durable, which is lovely (no pages falling out of order thankfully).

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Washi Tape

Washi Tape is a great way to color coordinate each section of your bullet journal to keep all your bullet journal ideas nice and findable.

You can do endless things with them, from creating nice little boxes, tabs, or even helping you strace straight lines. I love that they come in an array of colors so you can pick out your favorites or theme each BUJO entry.

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Dual Tipped Tombow Pens 

Most Bullet journalers swear by any type of Tombow pens. They are just that good, and the colors they come in are just gorgeous. Best of all they’re dual tipped, meaning there is a different size tip on each side so you can choose how thick or thin you want your line.

Now, there are plenty of other color combinations out there in terms of Tombow markers for any kind of bullet journal ideas imaginable. It all depends on what your style is and what you’re looking for. If you like these pastel bullet journal pens then you should definitely click below and check them out.

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Tombow Fudenosuke Outlining Pens

Your bullet journal ideas kit isn’t complete without a good set of outlining pens. These Fudenosuke outlining pens are durable and don’t bleed like a lot of regular gel pens do (I’ve ruined way too many pages with runny pens to count).

These are definitely an investment, and a set of pens you can use over and over.

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Sticky Notes, Duh! 🙂

Need I say more? 🙂 Sticky notes can be used as dividers or colorful add-ins to your bujo pages depending on what you’re working.

I find they are great for creating a mini calendar by using each sticky as a day and lining them up. I love these colors too! So pretty.

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Learn Lettering + Calligraphy

Maybe you want to start bullet journaling but think your artistic skills aren’t up to par? Then you should learn some hand lettering and calligraphy!

Instructional books like the best seller above are great to either brush up on or learn completely new hand lettering techniques to make your bullet journal ideas look like a pro made them.

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Bullet Journal Ideas and Inspiration From The Best

Now that you know what it takes to have a good sturdy set of tools for a perfect bullet journal experience (especially if you’re a complete beginner) let’s look at all the BEST bullet creations out there to inspire your own artistic journal.

Image Credit: @Thatjournal

When I came across this bullet journal idea my jaw dropped. The color coordination is PERFECT and its just sooo nice to stare at (imagine creating a log like that for yourself).

This is an awesome meal planning layout is perfect if you’re trying to be more organized when it comes to what you eat. It’s also great if you have a big family, and can help you keep track of expenses (and have fun creating it while you’re at it).

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This one from Sarah’s Chapter almost looks like a bullet journal print out its so symmetrical and nice to look at. 🙂

I love the colors she uses for the flowers and its a great bullet journal idea if you’re trying to get a bigger picture look at each month. It’s also perfect for spring themes BUJOS.

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This bullet journal idea is a great example of how you don’t ned absolute structure to succesfully create a spread/layout that works for you and still keeps you organized.

I love how it uses the dotted paper to make sure here lists are generally neat and tidy.

Image Source: @Bujo_nina

I like to think of this one as the perfect bullet journal idea for a minimalist. There isn’t too much going on in the page that it’s overwhelming but it still manages to look like a beautiful piece of art.

I love the blue tone of the flowers and the nice touch of playfulness they can add to an otherwise plain calendar spread.

Image Source: @Mylittlejournalblog

Oh, watercolors! They’re a great way to make sure your bullet journal has a bit of artistic personality to it. It can also be so stress releaving to create an organized layout that includes lots of color and careful illustration.

I absolutely love the watermelon colors.

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Can we take a minute to gawk at the hand lettering of this BUJo spread?? It’s simply beautiful and you can tell they used  nice pens to make it all happen.

I love the flower in the corner because it adds a lot more personality and colors!

Super cute weekly spread. The left side could be replaced with homework notes, weekly tasks (laundry, etc).

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I still can’t decide between all of these but this one is definitely one that stands out to me as a favorite on the bullet journal ideas list.

I love the exact edges each section had and how they’ve been carefully outlined. If you notice, they use grid paper, which is another great alternative to dotted paper that you can use to bullet journal.

That’s especially true if you love tracking.

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I love the neon pink and yello of this spread. It goes on to show that the combinations are endless and there is absolutely no limit with what you can do with bullet journals.

This one especially reminds me of a planner.

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Here is another great example of how you can use grid paper successfully to bullet journal. It also shows how you can use sticky notes to add a special touch to the page.

Bullet Journal Weekly Spread // These tips and tricks will help make your move into a new bullet journal feel seamless and stress-free, even in the middle of the month!

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I absolutely LOVE the strong colors in this one, it makes the whole layout stand out! This calendar type bullet journal idea is another great way to organize yourself.

You’re basically creating your own planner in a way (and in the colors) that work for you. It’s absolute BUJO bliss. 🙂

Image Source: Katietheplanner.com

I love this ‘NO Hustle list’ idea. It helps you to slow down and reminds you to take care of yourself better by napping, stopping to meditate and pray, and just taking in the moment.

This is a great mental health bullet journal idea spread for sure.

I love the floral accents of this weekly journal spread. I still haven’t made up my mind if I like monthly bullet journal planning or weekly bullet journal planning.

Both of them have their pros and cons but the best part is that I get to artistically express myself and de stress.

When it comes to original bullet journal ideas, this one blew my mind. I love the scaley mermaid type of accents it has.Doesn’t it make you just want to keep staring at it?

I can’t even imagine wanting to write anything on there, I’d probably want to frame it, ha. 🙂

This buller journal spread has a ton of awesome things in it I don’t even know where to start. I love the colorful border and the flowers ( I think they were cut out?)

I love how everything is snug in it so next time you look through your journal its almost like an adventure since you’ll be surprised by all the things you find written.

Now, not every page has to have some sort of organizational theme to it, take a whole page and fill it with an awesome illustration, like ‘Yu Bullet Journal’ did here!

It’s a breath of fresh BUJO air and a nice way to add meaningful art to your bullet journal.

Here’s yet another way to use watercolor in a creative way. It’s also where a pair of sticky notes would come in handy too.

I love how each color blends into each other and creates a nice soft background to organize all your thoughts on. Pure BUJO genius.

Wanna coordinate all the colors you own? There is a BUJo spread for that, haha.

This is still another way to get organized and let out your creativity. I love how everything is nice and straight.

💛💙 blues and yellows, an odd but satisfying combo💧

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I really like the white space in this bullet journal and how it makes everything look even prettier. When it comes to trying out bullet journal ideas, this is one to try for sure.

It’ll give you a better idea of how space can work to your advantage when getting BUJO organized.

Isn’t this December spread the prettiest? I love how each section is divided by numbers (you’ll miss it if you don’t look close). This specific bullet journal spread is by my fellow BUJO friend Rachel at Planning Mindfully, who has a whole blog dedicated to creating and maintaining your own bullet journal.

You should definitely check her Instagram and blog out for more gorgeous bullet journal inspo!

AREN’T BUTTERFLY BUJOS GORGEOUS?! Sorry, I just had to shout that. But they are, I’m not sure if they are watercolored it but hey, it’s yet another bullt journal idea to inspire your own creations!

Tired of drawing the same old things on your bullet journals? Create some bubbles, they look easier to make than they are but with some practice you can start filling your BUJO with bubbles!

the power of a black pen

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Here is a bullet journal idea for all my vintage loving friends. This spread reminds me of like fall and the 70’s for some reason ( I think its the colors).

The image is so nice and I love the hand drawn flower in it!

So this isn’t really a bullet journal entry but I found it and thought it’d be a great way to end this bullet journal ideas list. Check out the Instagram for more gorgeous illustrations ( I probably stayed scrolling for a little too long).

Bullet Journal Ideas Are Endless

I think I’d break my site if I tried to include all the awesome bullet journal ideas I found online. Hopefully, this list inspires you to start your own and it takes the anxiety away from actually starting your own BUJO.

Was there a bullet journal idea that stuck out to you the most? One that you’ll try on your own journal? Make sure you let me know below!