16 July bullet journal ideas

July Bullet Journal Theme Ideas

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Thinking of a July bullet journal spread can be a bit tricky. 

You’re over halfway through the year, so you’ve already created spreads for the last 6 months.

But the good thing about July is that summer is here, no question! 

And you can create some gorgeous summer themed bullet journal spreads. 

This post is all about July bujo spreads, to help give you some ideas for your July bullet journal theme!

July Bullet Journal Theme Ideas

There’s no doubt about it; a July spread is definitely a summer spread!

So the majority of theme suggestions will be summer inspired.

Check out some cool July bullet journal theme ideas below: 

  • BBQs
  • Beachball
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Bees
  • Bike rides 
  • Bikinis
  • Boats 
  • Boat parties
  • Bubbles
  • Bucket and spade 
  • Cacti
  • Campervan 
  • Camping 
  • Cocktails
  • Coolers
  • Crabs 
  • Dresses 
  • Flip flops 
  • Flowers 
  • Fruit
  • Hikes 
  • Ice cream 
  • Iced drinks
  • Ice lollies
  • Lemon
  • Lemonade
  • Lighthouse
  • Mermaids 
  • Ocean
  • Palm trees 
  • Picnics
  • Pineapples 
  • Postcards
  • Sand
  • Sandals 
  • Sandcastles 
  • Sea
  • Sea creatures
  • Shells
  • Snails 
  • Starfish
  • Strawberries 
  • Sunny days 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Surfboard 
  • Swimwear 
  • Tropical 
  • Watermelon 

July Bullet Journal Spread Inspiration

Want to see some of these theme ideas in action?

Below are some amazing July bullet journal themes from Instagram!

Shell Bullet Journal July Spread

There’s something kinda magical about shells! 

And they make for a great bujo theme idea. 

Check out these shell themed bullet journal spreads below: 

July bullet journal theme idea - shell bullet journal cover page
Credit to @unicorn_lev

I LOVE this shell themed cover page for July! 

Pink isn’t an obvious choice for shells or a summer themed spread, but the mix of pastel candy floss colours and vivid barbie pinks that border red give the page lots of depth. 

I also love the combination of the different types of shells mixed in with the bubbles. Super fun! (And gives me big “The Little Mermaid” vibes!).

July bujo theme shells page
Credit to @bujowithcam_

Here’s another super cute shell themed bullet journal spread. 

This one uses blues, greens and purples. 

These tones aren’t an obvious choice for a July bullet journal spread (because it’s so hot, and these colours are cool), but it works really well with the shells and under the sea theme.

Under the Sea Bullet Journal Spread

July bujo idea under the sea bullet journal cover page
Credit to @just.a.bulletjournal

Under the sea is a great theme idea for a July spread, and the above cover page is a super fun example. 

A window on a ship or submarine that shows the vibrant sea life is a brilliant way to do this theme; you can really let your imagination run wild and fill the window with a beautiful seascape like this example, but not have to worry about filling the whole page. 

The mix of vibrant colours and bustling sea life in the window really makes it pop against the plain background!

Sun Bullet Journal Spread for July

Who thinks of summer and doesn’t think of sun? 

A sun inspired spread is a beautiful theme idea for a July bujo spread. 

Check out these warm and wonderful sun themed bullet journal spreads below:

July bullet journal sun theme
Credit to @hannahjbujo

This sunny July cover page is so vibrant and upbeat! 

The page border of unique patterned suns really makes the page pop, and allows Hannah to use a mix of different shades of oranges and yellows to create a warm, happy vibe for her July cover page! 

Repeat patterns are always a great idea for a spread, as you know exactly what you need to draw, and you can repeat the design as much or as little as you like.  

But if you don’t want to try and replicate the exact same doodle, you can do a similar thing as above, and mix up the colours and patterns slightly for each repeat!

July sunny bujo cover page idea
Credit to @toahsticccc

This sun inspired cover page by Melody is really quirky. 

It’s everything summer; green grass, a happy, smiling sun, soft fluffy clouds… And then has a few little surprises thrown in. 

I also get 90s vibes from it (I think from the smiley faces!).

Floral July Bullet Journal Spread

Flowers are another great bujo theme idea for July, as plants are in full bloom, enjoying the sunshine (just like us!). 

Below are some gorgeous floral themed bullet journal spreads for July: 

July floral bullet journal doodle
Credit to @eighty.dots

This July cover page is colourful, with bright yellows, pins, oranges, reds, greens, and browns.

I love the beautiful flower illustrations too; the different types of flowers drawn as though they are growing behind the letters add a lot of depth to the page.

The spotty pattern for the bubble print text really helps to make it pop!

July spread - flower bullet journal spread
Credit to @griffin_valkyrie

The flowers on this July cover page are beautifully drawn. 

If you’re artistic and like to use your bullet journal to draw and be creative, you can definitely make space for your art! 

Plan your spreads carefully so the important details are covered, and leave plenty of room to create illustrations in. 

Griffin has done exactly that here; the page on the right covers all the important stuff that need to be tracked in the spread, and then the left cover page is free to draw in! 

Lavender bullet journal spread for July
Credit to @colourandplan

Focusing on a specific type of flower for a spread is a great idea, like this gorgeous lavender inspired bujo spread above. 

Choosing a flower to focus on allows you to pick a theme colour and work with it in your spread. 

(Plus, there are so many different types of flowers to choose from, that you can pick whatever theme colour you’d like for your spread!)

July flower inspired cover page
Credit to @plannedandplanted

On the flip side, you can totally have a flower themed spread without any colour at all. 

This floral spread above is a stunning example of a beautiful floral bullet journal spread without any colour. 

I love the layout of this bullet journal spread; it’s quite unusual with the heading going down the page, and the border on the right with the flowers bursting through here and there is a lovely touch.

You check also check out Emily’s blog here!: www.plannedandplanted.com

July pink and blue floral bullet journal spread
Credit to @andiajournals

Here’s another stunning floral themed bullet journal spread for July. 

I love the mix of colours, and the illustration at the bottom right is beautiful.

This is a great example of a spread with a beautiful theme that still has a clear purpose. 

You can design your spread by starting with planning a layout for tracking, and then add in doodles and elements to create a theme in the remaining space.

Fruit Bullet Journal Spread for July

Another great theme idea for your July bullet journal spread is fruit. 

Below are some really cool fruit themed bullet journal pages perfect for July:

July bullet journal spread - fruit themed font
Credit to @mikey_c_bujo

The lettering for this July cover page is so unique! 

Taking a heading and using doodles in the lettering is a really cool way to include illustrations in your spread.

It takes a lot of skill to ensure the drawings fill the space correctly so they appear to make the shape of a letter. 

If you’re not a great illustrator, this look may be a bit tricky for you.

However, one way to make it a bit easier to recreate is to not do free hand; if you very gently draw out your bubble letters in pencil, fill them with your doodles in pen, and then rub out the bubble font outline, it should look really good!

Strawberry bullet journal cover page for July
Credit to @emma_art_3995

Here is another beautiful example of a fruit themed cover page for July, created by Emma (you can check out this post on June bujo ideas to see more of her work!).

The pinks and reds for the strawberries creates a really warm, vibrant look, perfect for a summer bullet journal spread. 

The mixture of strawberries in full colour and just an outline also adds depth to the page; it’s a great idea for if you’re doing a repeat pattern, but don’t want to colour in all your repeats!

Watermelon July Bullet Journal Spread

Watermelon bullet journal spread idea for July
Credit to @paperairplanez1

This super cute spread really incorporates watermelon in every way possible. 

The colours are watermelon inspired, the illustrations… even the dates in the boxes use green and pink! 

The watermelon in its different stages is also a nice touch; the whole watermelon, half watermelon, and slices. 

It reminds me of the old Jaffa Cake adverts where you see the Jaffa cake being eaten in different stages! And it would be easy to recreate this idea with other fruits or foods.

Ice Cream July Bullet Journal Spread

Ice cream doodle July bujo cover page
Credit to @sofiasbulletjournalshop

Let’s face it; summer really is the best time for ice cream! 

And it makes the perfect bujo spread theme for July. 

This ice cream inspired July cover page by Sofia is so cute; the colours go together so well, and the ice cream van illustration with the melting ice cream on top is a super quirky touch. 

People think they need to go overboard with their spreads and keep adding more, but Sofia shows all you need is a cool drawing and a heading to make a perfect bullet journal page!

Unique July Bullet Journal Spread Ideas

Lastly, here are some cool July bullet journal spreads from instagram. 

I couldn’t think of a category for them, but they were too fun not to share! 

Check them out below:

Moon and clouds bullet journal illustration
Credit to @spacecaldas

This is a super quirky July cover page. 

I love the mix of colours; in particular the red moon is very unique! 

I’m also a big fan of drawings that are in a box or circle, but then break out of the circle slightly, like in this example with the cloud at the bottom. 

Having a set space for drawing and doodling in is a good way to keep your spreads looking neat and tidy, and also isn’t as daunting as having the whole page to work with!

July dinosaur bullet journal theme inspo
Credit to @paigejacquelinejournaling

I love this dinosaur bullet journal spread.

The pastel colours are so cute, and together with the dinosaur doodles gives it a young, child friendly look. 

You can see if you look closely that the dinosaur doodles are mostly coloured shapes, with a bit of line drawing added on top. 

If you’re not a big fan of really detailed drawing this method for adding doodles is a great idea, as it’s simple to do but still looks really good. 

You start by drawing a coloured shape, and then you add some line drawing here and there to make the shape resemble something (in this case Paige has added spikes, spots, and a lil’ face on each colour blob, to make them resemble cute dinosaurs!). 

Really easy to recreate, and looks AMAZING… But doesn’t require a tonne of artistic skills for your spread!

July Bullet Journal Themes Roundup

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post on July bujo ideas. 

Hopefully they have given you plenty of theme ideas for your July spread!

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