Get inspired with these stunning minimalist bullet journal spread ideas! Because bullet journaling doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming, I’m sharing a minimalist approach to bullet journaling.
I haven’t shared my bullet journal spreads in a while. Honestly, I got a little overwhelmed with the whole process I was following with my bullet journal. Planning my spread, making videos, and taking pictures, writing blog posts, etc. was too my for me to do on a weekly/monthly basis.
I didn’t stop bullet journaling. It was more of an off-line thing for me. Nothing fancy like I used to do before.
Feeling the pressure to post my spreads, made me realize that I was missing the whole purpose of why I started bullet journaling: a method to help me stay organized.
As Ryder Carroll, the inventor of this method, shared: The goal of the Bullet Journal is to help its practitioners (bullet journalists) live intentional lives, ones that are productive and meaningful”.
Basically he invented this bullet journal system because he wanted something that could work for anyone. A system that was easy to use, functional, quick to set up no matter the artistic level of the person using a bullet journal.
Well, this wasn’t my case. I wasn’t being intentional nor productive with my bullet journal. That’s why I stopped sharing my bullet journal here on the blog.
But I missed the art aspect of it and how I incorporated my calligraphy with my bullet journal. So I decided to get back into it, but for now, following a minimal approach to bullet journaling.
This is so that I can combine my hand lettering and some form of art and keep going with my bullet journal. Also, to make it a little less time consuming so that I can still have time to take pictures and share it with you.
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To get me back in the mood and help me gather ideas for my minimalist bullet journal, I compiled this list of this 15 stunning minimalist bullet journal spread ideas. I’ll share them with you, but first, let me go a little bit more into what it means to have a minimalist bullet journal.
WHAT IS A MINIMALIST BULLET JOURNAL SPREAD?
I know some people like the idea of a bullet journal but are afraid to start one because they think they need to be super artistic.
Minimalist Bullet journal spreads are great for beginners, for those who aren’t super artistic or don’t want to spend too much time on their bullet journal.
Having a minimalist bullet journal can mean different things to different people. But here are a few things that minimalist bullet journal have in common:
- They use mainly monochrome colors, like black, whites, and grays. Color is used from time to time, but it’s usually one color and it’s done to add some interest to the bullet journal spread. use of monochrome colors, so lots of black, white and greys.
- Simple drawings, shapes, and clean lines.
- Spreads and layouts that are quick to create.
- Lots of white in the spread or negative space.
A minimalist bullet journal is the best way It is also the best way to start the habit of journaling because you don’t have the pressure about making your journal look amazing.
SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED TO CREATE A MINIMALIST BULLET JOURNAL SPREAD
The great thing about minimalist bullet journal spreads is that all you need is a notebook and a pen. That’s it! Here are a few of the things I recommend and use with my bullet journal:
Now that we have the definition and the supplies you need, let me show you these beautiful minimalist bullet journal spreads.
HERE ARE THE 15 BEAUTIFUL MINIMALIST BULLET JOURNAL SPREADS IDEAS
1. A black Journal? How gorgeous is this weekly spread from @planwithady!
I love Ady’s bullet journal account on Instagram! It’s one of my favorite bullet journal accounts to follow. I’ve been following for a while and she always has the best spreads.
She recently shared this spread and how she was feeling about bullet journaling, which is pretty close to why I stop sharing my spreads last year. If you have some time, I recommend you read her caption and even follow her for some amazing bullet journal ideas and inspiration.
2. This weekly spread from @bullet_jounalish
I love how simple and clean this spread looks. It’s also functional and very pleasing to see.
I hope these minimalist bullet journal spreads give you some ideas and inspiration for you to try. After all, what I love about bullet journaling is that you can always change your spreads and layouts. It’s all about making the system work for YOU! Using the way you want and need it.
3. Another satisfying and simple weekly spread from @flyingpaperwords
4. Weekly spread from @nordic.notes
6. Monthly Spread from @planwithady
Ady is seriously making me want a black paged bullet journal so badly! The contrast of the white with the black is just amazing! Even though she added some color to this monthly spread, I still consider it to be a minimalist monthly spread because is very clean and simple, yet beautiful and functional.
7. This hello page from @kareninks
This page shows how stunning a simple page can be. Lots of negative space on this hello page.
8. This hello page from @supermassiblackink
I absolutely love this February hello page! It’s simple, it looks beautiful and it even has a quote on it.
9. A stunning weekly spread incorporating floral drawings from @theplannerworld
If you’ve seen any of my previous monthly and weekly bullet journal set-ups, you’ve noticed that I love floral line drawings. This is something that I still would like to incorporate in my minimalist bullet journal.
10. A habit tracker from @banditandcass
Another hint of floral drawings on a minimalist bullet journal spread! I love it.
11. This weekly spread from @shaynechan
The floral drawings on this spread seem a little more complicated, but they are not. It takes a little bit of practice to make them look this good, but when you get them down the result is SO beautiful.
12. This weekly spread from @__sandras_view__
Absolutely stunning weekly spread. This is proof that a beautiful bullet journal spread doesn’t have to be super complicated to create.
13. Sharing another spread from @nordict.notes
This goals page is literally GOALS! Haha (you see what I did there?)
14. This November hello page from @wolkenmeere
November is my birthday month and one of my favorite months too! Therefore, I’m always drawn to everything related to November. And the combination of block lettering and the leaf drawing is so beautiful!
15. This habit tracker spread from @wolkenmeere
I love the subtle floral drawings on this habit tracker spread.
I hope you liked the compilation I made of these stunning minimalist bullet journal spreads. I’m using them as inspiration for me to get into a more minimalist way of using my bullet journal. I hope they serve as motivation for you as well.
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