So after my massive list of bullet journal collection ideas, the next most requested post was this one on bullet journal weekly spread ideas! There are sooo many bullet journal weekly spread ideas out there – the possibilities are limitless. Psst!.. If you’ve no idea what I’m talking about and want to find out what a bullet journal is, go here!
The key though, is to find what works for you. You might find that creating beautiful weekly layouts helps to relax you and focuses your mind on planning for the week ahead. Or you might find that you don’t really feel like getting arty, or sometimes just don’t have the time. The beautiful thing about bullet journaling is that you can do whatever you want – it’s your bullet journal, no one else’s! If I had just one piece of advice to give when it comes to bullet journals, it would be to leave your perfectionist tendencies at the door and never feel intimidated by all the gorgeous bullet journal ideas you’ll find on Pinterest. Okay so that’s two pieces of advice, but you get the idea!
So why don’t we just get to it! Here’s my carefully chosen selection of some of my favorite bullet journal weekly spread ideas. From the minimalist to the most intricate (just scroll right on down a bit if it’s artistic inspiration you’re after!), I hope you find something to inspire you… enjoy!
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Bullet Journal Weekly Spread Ideas
Simple but lovely layouts
Let’s get started with some simple bullet journal weekly spread ideas that look gorgeous, but are still straightforward an un-intimidating!
What could be more straightforward than this simple horizontal layout with highlighters by creative_rose on Instagram (above)? This is an excellent idea for anyone who’s new to bullet journaling and wants to ease themselves into things gently! She’s created this layout using pastel Stabio highlighters and the notebook is a Leuchtturm 1917 dotted hardcover (it’s one of the best notebooks for bullet journals, and is shown in several of these examples).
I also really like this simple layout by xomiamoore on Instagram (above). The pink makes it look pretty, but it’s still functional and straightforward. She has a simple horizontal listing of the days of the week on the left page and all her other important notes for the week like her meal plan on the right hand side. If she were to run out of space for noting her jobs for the day under the spaces for the weekdays, she could just turn over and create a simple daily spread/list for that particular day as needed. Incidentally if, like me, you have a thing for pink in your bullet journal, you should check out these ideas!
If you prefer a vertical layout for your days of the week, you might like to try something along the lines of this spread below by sharonajournals on Instagram.
This is so clear and simple that you just can’t go wrong, but she’s still made it unique to her with a little bit of artwork and lettering.
Adding some extras
Once you’ve mastered the basic concept of the weekly spread, you might want to get a little bit more adventurous and creative. The bullet journal weekly spread ideas below are still relatively quick and simple, but start to add in some little extras like habit trackers.
This one (above) uses a simple dutch door, created by cutting the middle page in half, to create extra room for things like a fruit & veg and sleep tracker. You could also add a water tracker, shopping list, to do list, general notes… you get the idea. I added the washi tape to pretty things up a bit! And having a box for ‘next week’ notes (bottom right) can be really helpful in making sure that things don’t take you by surprise if you’re a bit on the forgetful side!
You can also try splitting your days up into categories, like the layout below by Christina at christina77star.net. This can help to clarify things in your mind if you’re like me and prone to getting muddled!
Here’s another simple but pretty layout by kramp_bujo on Instagram (above). I love her little ‘housework & habits’ tracker and the fun artwork.
Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s get down to it with some simply amazing and inspiring weekly spread ideas! I love these for their aesthetic appeal, their detail, or their uniqueness…. pure genius!
How gorgeous is this wintery weekly spread by maryberrystudy on Instagram (above)? The added pics and the hand-lettering are beautiful. The pens used here are Sakura Pigma Micron Fineliners, which are excellent for bullet journaling as they give really precise lines and dry quickly.
Remember that if you find you don’t have enough room for everything you want to fit in, you can just switch to using a page a day, like this lovely layout by aka.sinting on Instagram (above). There’s so much going on here!
This color explosion (above) is one of my favorite bullet journal weekly spread ideas ever! It’s just so gorgeous. The pens used here (shown in the top right corner) are Zebra Mildliners, which work really well when you need a finer and more subtle highlighter pen. From focusign on Instagram.
Let’s not forget that there are some beautiful black and white bullet journal weekly spread ideas that go to show that a monochrome look can be just as beautiful. I love this beautiful floral layout (above) by bonjournal on Instagram.
Who would have thought that avocados could make such a pretty weekly spread? (ohlookimstudying on Instagram, that’s who).
Did you know that ‘ultra-violet’ is 2018’s Pantone Color Of The Year? Well, now you do. Which makes this layout by study.ye on Instagram very trendy indeed.
And here’s another violet beauty, this time from Shelby at littlecoffeefox.com. She’s created this lovely spread with watercolors, but you could achieve something very similar with some good quality soft coloring pencils like Prismacolor Premier Pencils. They also sell a color-blender pencil for creating super-blended colors.
How’s about a super-girly pink floral number from amandarachdoodles on Instagram to finish up with? This is not only gorgeous, but actually pretty simple to create, using only a couple of pens.
So there we have it! I hope you’ve found something beautiful to inspire you in creating your own bullet journal weekly spread ideas. I always love to hear from you, so let me know how you get on, and happy journaling!
Some other bullet journal posts you might like:
Bullet Journal Supplies – Bullet Journal Tracker Ideas – Supplies Organization – Bullet Journal Hacks, 14 Genius Ideas To Steal – Bullet Journal Collection Ideas – Bullet Journal Bloggers – Bullet Journaling For Health – Bullet Journal Beginners Series
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