10 themes. 34 cover pages.
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Setting up a new month in your journal is exciting. What theme should I pick? Which supplies will I get to use these next 4 weeks?
It's the first monthly set up for the year, so it can feel a bit nerve-wracking. But the trick is just to get in there and create! With a pencil first, of course :)
Here are some theme ideas for you to choose from -
A dreamy pastel theme gives you a chance to use those beautiful pastel brush pens and washi tapes!
Neutrals + Pastels = LOVE
Image courtesy: @vividscribbles
Dreamy Pastel Clouds
Image courtesy: @oliwia.journal
Let's face it - we're coffee addicts and what's not to love about showing your #CoffeeAddict status on your cover page?!
Everybody Needs Their Starbucks
This cover page was created using Atopen brush pens.
Kickstart The Year With Coffee
Image courtesy: @bujo.by.lo
Pretty sure you've got yourself some new journaling supplies for the new year. Put them together for a scrapbook look in your January cover page!
Cosy Vibes in Pink & Neutral Tones (Created in an Indian Bullet Journal!)
Image courtesy: @tanushreejournals
Neutral Self Care Theme
Image courtesy: @opalandfern
Whether you love watercolours or gouache, here are monthly spread ideas that use those beautiful paints lying in your stationery drawer!
(Water)Colours of the Sky
Image courtesy: @ambersnotebooks
Watercolour Winter Landscape
Image courtesy: @dutch_dots
For The Love of Gouache (Created by an Indian Bullet Journalist!)
Image courtesy: @obsessive_procrastinator
I personally love books of ALL kinds - murder mysteries, personal development, lettering workbooks -- you name it and it's (at the very least) on my Amazon wishlist. Translating that love into a BuJo month theme would be fun, as you can see below!
Handpainted Bedside Book Stack
Image courtesy: @accidentalbujoaddict
Image courtesy: @raesdailypage
Cosy up with Books & Tea
Image courtesy: @am.bujo.and.coffee
New Beginnings Theme
Since it IS the first month of the year, we view January with a hopeful eye, imagining all the endless possibilities that lie before us.
A Newly Emerged Butterfly
Image courtesy: @journalbambie
New Year Celebration
Image courtesy: @tabi.journals
Illustrated Cover Pages
If you love to doodle, take inspiration from these cute & colourful January spreads.
Image courtesy: @bujowithbea
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Image courtesy: @noteswithlu
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Botanical & Floral Theme
I'm going to already say it - you're probably going to find a botanical or floral theme idea for every single month of the calendar. So expect these all over this blog!
Flowers in Full Bloom with Tombow Brush Pens
Image courtesy: @bonjourbunnybullets
Black & White Florals
Image courtesy: @wildeyesbujo
Image courtesy: @journalbyveronika
Image courtesy: @livingletterplans
Doodles with Paint Pens
Image courtesy: @whimsical.doodles
A Shayda Campbell Recreation
Image courtesy: @angilettert
A little goes a long way! You might not realise how stunning minimalistic can look, till you see the beauty in these "simple" January cover pages.
Just A Single Painted Word
Image courtesy: @_coffeeandsarcasm_
All You Need Is A Ruler
Image courtesy: @monokromajic
Image courtesy: @supermassiveblackink
Image courtesy: @doodlelou.co
Because - of course! January is a cold month in most places. And there's something magical about winter.
Cuddly Polar Bears in the Snow
Image courtesy: @bujo_xxvenhar
Cosy Wooden Cabins
Image courtesy: @happy_alpaca_bujo
Image courtesy: @mariekesbulletjournal
Image courtesy: @lil._.bujo
Snowed In Village Vibes
Image courtesy: @tiinasdiary
OK now that was a MASSIVE list. I hope you've gotten plenty of inspiration, and are ready to create your January 2022 cover page!
Psst... if you're yet to begin setting up your new bullet journal, take a look at our Yearly Cover Page ideas as well.