Hey guys, I’m back with another bullet journal blog post. I love bullet journaling, if you couldn’t already tell. I love how much more portable a small A5 sized journal is and I’ve fully embraced the creative endeavor of starting from scratch.
That being said, though, I do get many creative blocks when setting up specific spreads. This happens most commonly when I’m drafting up my weekly spreads. If you get similar blocks when creating your spreads, trust me you’re not alone.
To help us all out, I’ve scoured the internet (aka Pinterest and Instagram) for some unique spreads to keep you wanting to use your bullet journal on a daily basis.
The Minimalist Spreads:
Sometimes, I’m just feeling incredibly lazy and don’t want to put in any extra effort drawing fancy doodles or going crazy with my calligraphy. If you’ve ever felt that way too, guess what. That’s okay! Some of the more minimalistic spreads take a lot of blatant inspiration from the actual origin of the Bullet Journal Method.
Minimal Spreads are no-stress, easy, and are perfect if you aren’t yet confident in your drawing or calligraphy skills or if you are like me and are just wanting to keep it simple.
If you still want to spice up a minimal spread, highlighters and colored pens can easily add a pop of color while still keeping your spread, well, minimal.
If you want to get fancy without freenhanding too much, fun geometric-inspired spreads can add an element of elegance to your spreads with a just enough of an effort. You can keep them minimal and stick with a black and white themed spread, or add color as much as you see fit.
The Colorful and Artistic Spreads
Now, if you’re confident in your doodle skills, ready to show off your calligraphy, or are just feeling extra artsy — embrace it! Get as creative as you want. Add lots of colors, embrace the versatility of washi tape, and have a blast.
If you’re still feeling unsure, but want to dive in anyway, don’t be afraid to start out by using a pencil, stencils, and a ruler to get the effect you want.
If you’re feeling especially risky, you can even incorporate a dutch door in your bullet journal. Here’s how you can incorporate dutch doors in your bullet journal.
I hope these help get your creative juices flowing when you next get stuck in a creative rut. I’m always pinning inspiration on my Bullet Journal Pinterest Board if you want even more ideas on what to do to take your bullet journal to the next level.
I’m most definitely going to be making more posts in this vein sporadically as I find more inspiration I just need to share with you all! But until then, happy Thursday. See you in the next one.