The other day I was going through some old boxes and found a journal from when I was a kid, it was so fun to go through and remember everything that was going on in my life and made we wish I had more of them for the rest of the years. Well, as an adult, a bullet journal is the perfect way to stay organized, document your life, and exercise your creativity! Creativity is like any other skill that gets stronger and stronger as you practice it more often, so a bullet journal can be a great way to do that. Whether you are getting started or a seasoned bujo expert, check out these bullet journal monthly layout ideas to get inspired!
1. Watch a BuJo Expert Create Their Monthly Layout
Why not learn from the best? It’s one thing to see a picture and try to recreate it, but watching a video of how they setup their bullet journal monthly layouts step by step is so much more helpful! (via @boho.berry)
2. Girly Floral Monthly Bullet Journal Spread
Looking for a fun girly layout idea? Check out this cute monthly layout idea that features the awesome tip to use washi tape to create cute borders in seconds. (via @amanda_plans)
3. September Plan with Me Video
I love the artsy feel of this bullet journal monthly layout that has more of a collage look to it. It is less structured and perfect for the free spirit bullet journaler.
4. Simple Minimalist Bullet Journal Monthly Spread
The minimalism of this simple yet sophisticated style really stood out to me. I love the little graphics she adds to her bullet journal monthly layouts as well. (via @plananotherday)
5. Full Page Monthly Layout Illustration
I love the idea to feature a full page illustration as part of your monthly layout. It is beautiful and acts as a clear divider from one month to the next. (via @bonjournal_)
A beautiful design is great, but what about the content to include in your monthly layout? This bullet journal monthly layout features a variety of log ideas I love like a snapshot of the month’s events, goals, and birthdays. (via Bullet Journal)
7. Monthly Log Bullet Journal Layout
Continuing on with more content ideas, I love that this bullet journal monthly layout has a tracker design to implement new habits like daily exercise, drinking more water, etc. (via @)
8. Monthly Illustrated Title Page
Again, this bullet journal monthly layout features a beautiful full page illustration to clearly delineate the beginning of a new month. Then, I love the simple and clean yet creative approach to the monthly calendar and to do list. (via @bluelahe)
9. Simple & Sweet Bullet Journal Monthly Layout
While this layout looks professional, it is simple enough for even a beginner bullet journaler to pull off! I love the inclusion of the gratitude log to write something each day you are thankful for to start your day off right. (via @bujo_blossoms)
10. Linear Bullet Journal Monthly Layout Idea
This monthly layout has a very clean and linear look that I love and would be easy to recreate. I also like the tracker setup that includes little icons for habits like eating healthy and exercise as well as a mood tracker. (via @adybulletjournal)
11. Bullet Journal Monthly Layout Stickers
Are you swooning over the gorgeous illustrations you see from other bullet journals, but frustrated that you can’t get them right or don’t have the time? Well head on over to Journal Inspiration’s Etsy shop for a variety of beautiful stickers you can use to pull off a well designed look in a fraction of the time. Check out her Instagram for ideas on how she uses them. (via @journalinspiration)
12. Simple & Effective Bullet Journal Monthly Layout for Beginners
Simple and effective, I love the categories she chooses to include each month: to do list, goals, bucket list and motto of the month. (via Imgrum)
13. Plan with Me Video
Do you love watching these plan with me videos as much as I do? I’m seriously addicted now.
14. Unique Visual Monthly Layout
Sick of the boring box calendar? Well check out this fun visual alternative that you can try instead. (via @pureplanning_bymj)
15. Calendar Alternative for Your Monthly Layout
Here’s another unique calendar alternative if you are looking for a more non-traditional look. I love how she does the faint colored shadows on each box with watercolor. (via @study.duoo)
16. Colorful & Simple Bullet Journal Monthly Layout
Love the colors and simplicity of this bullet journal monthly layout. I especially like how she ties in a little accent from the full page illustration on the calendar page to tie it all together. (via Pinterest)
17. Bullet Journal Illustration Ideas for Your Monthly Layouts
Get some inspiration for illustrations for your Fall bullet journal monthly layouts by watching this video.
18. Swipe to See the Entire Monthly Layout
Make sure to click through the multiple images in this post to see all the pages she includes in her monthly set up. This is a great reminder than you don’t have to limit your monthly layout to one spread, you can include a set of trackers across several pages like she does here. (via @artofthebujo)
19. Non-Traditional Minimalist Monthly Layout
Last but not least on our list of bullet journal monthly layout ideas, I love this idea for arranging content that is so minimalistic and appealing to the eye. In fact, you can use this layout idea for a variety of different content, not just your monthly spreads. (via @mochipaper)
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Which of these bullet journal monthly layout ideas are you planning to try?