Wouldn’t it be nice to have bullet journal layout templates so you don’t have to start with a completely blank page each time?
On the other hand, you might feel overwhelmed by all the possibilities available and you don’t know how or where to start first.
I know many people get stuck when it’s time to design a bujo page – and you also might look for bullet journal layout ideas to get the inspiration for your own spreads.
This is especially true when you’re new to bullet journaling and are not quite sure how to set up your bujo pages or are still experimenting to see which layouts work the best for you.
And even if you have your favorite bullet journal layouts, there are times when you want to mix things up and make your bullet journal a bit more interesting and creative.
Although no two bullet journals are the same and the examples you see on the web look both attractive and unique, the majority of them share the same bullet journal layout template.
Almost exclusively, after the overall page layout is set, their one-of-a-kind look is achieved using some decorative touches and your own creative talent.
If you would strip these elements from a bullet journal page, you can easily see there are not as many different bullet journal layout templates as you thought there were.
Believe it or not, this is actually a thing to be happy about, since this “master list” of bullet journal layouts can save a lot of your time when you’re brainstorming about what your next bujo spread should look like – and right now I’m sharing them with you.
(you can get all of these printable templates from the shop and set up your bujo even faster)
As you will see, these bullet journal layout templates are the foundation of the most commonly used bujo pages and can be easily turned into many different spreads that you might need in your bullet journal – the majority of them being some form of tracker pages.
(in a separate post you can see a crazy-detailed list of things to track in your bullet journal that’ll help you get a lot of ideas for your bujo pages)
Grid style bullet journal layout templates
Grids are often used to create different bullet journal layouts.
One example is a so-called year in pixels spread, which is actually a grid that has boxes for individual days for each month of the year.
Since the pages of a notebook have vertical orientation, the dates are often placed in rows, while months are represented by columns.
You can usually see this design as a yearly mood tracker, but you can make other spreads from this template, too – some of them are a period tracker, water intake tracker, or workout tracker.
(have a look at other bullet journal health and fitness page ideas if you’re into this subject)
Here’s another bullet journal layout in a grid style that is often used as a habit tracker.
This layout usually consists of 5 to 10 columns where you place the names of the items you want to track and 30 to 31 rows that correspond to the number of days a specific month has.
(ok, or 28 or 29 rows when it’s February, but you get the point)
This layout can also be used to track and organize your professional tasks, too.
(which is an idea that’s often not seen)
For example, if you’re working on a long-term project (about a month-long or more), you can split specific segments of this project into categories and organize or track the days when you performed certain tasks that relate to a specific category.
Another example where you can use a grid-style bullet journal template is a monthly spread.
As with any other bullet journal page, there are many ways to make one, but if you’re aiming for an average calendar look, a grid laid out on one or two pages is the one to be used.
A bujo page that has a number of grids organized in individual boxes is another commonly used bullet journal layout.
It frequently serves as a monthly habit tracker where a box is used for a specific habit, but it can also serve you as a page where you can note only one item and track it over a number of months.
(for example, you can make it to be a reading tracker or something “exotic” such as your child’s grades or behavior 😉 )
Bullet journal layouts in a yearly calendar style
A bullet journal page in a yearly calendar style usually contains twelve boxes that are arranged in a 4×3 way.
If you assign a name of the month to a specific box, you can easily use this layout to make a yearly calendar page, but it can also serve as a template for different yearly trackers.
Alternatively, if you don’t write the names of the months, this design can help you track 12 different items during one month, or serve as a 30 or 31 days challenge page, where each box can be a separate challenge, which you can start at any time of the year.
Circle style bullet journal layout templates
Another type of bullet journal layout uses circles as its main design.
They are most commonly used for different trackers – mood trackers, habit trackers, or any other tracker where you track and note a specific item or task on a daily basis.
(if you’re looking for more creative mood tracker page ideas, check this out)
In terms of their design, there are three variants – a single, large circle, half-circle, and a number of smaller circles spread out on an individual page.
Also, although it’s not a typical circle-style bullet journal template, a spread where small circles are placed next to each other in a row and correspond to the days of the month can be viewed as another bullet journal layout that belongs to this style.
Other bullet journal layout templates
Even though the majority of bullet journal layouts have some form of rectangular grid or circle as their basis, there is still another design people love to make for bullet journal spreads.
This is a honeycomb style bullet journal spread that uses a hexagon shape as its main building block, which, in a way, is also a form of a grid, but not a rectangular one.
Another bullet journal layout is a mix of a calendar and circle style design.
It has the same “box look” a calendar style has, but it has less than 12 boxes on a single page.
Additionally, inside an individual box, circles are placed instead of a grid.
Now that you know what bullet journal layouts are a starting point for the most commonly used bujo pages, you can cut your bullet journal setup time by simply choosing some of these designs.
And since it’s always more fun to have additional time for decorating your bullet journal and expressing your creativity along the way, you can speed the setup phase even more.
To stop creating your bullet journal spreads from scratch (I know how tedious it can be from time to time!), these printable bujo template pages will make your bullet journal setup feel like a breeze.
(this is especially true if you’re like me who constantly struggles to draw a nice-looking circle! 😀 )
There are other shortcuts to creating your bullet journal pages and I’ll share them with you later on.
Have fun and enjoy bullet journaling!