October theme ideas for your bullet journal

October Bullet Journal Themes

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October is a great month for bullet journal theme ideas. 

You’ve got all the cozy themes that come with the other Autumn months, like warm sweaters, hot drinks and Pumpkins. 

But then the added bonus of being able to add some spook to your bullet journal, thanks to Halloween!

So no matter what you love about October – whether it’s cosying up, or getting into fancy dress – this list of bullet journal ideas for October will have something for you.

October Bullet Journal Theme Ideas List

Below are a list of different theme ideas you can use for your October spreads: 

  • Poisoned apples
  • Bats
  • Beer
  • Candy Corn
  • Cats
  • Devil
  • Dracula
  • Halloween
  • Harry Potter
  • Haunted House
  • Jack-o-lantern
  • Kittens
  • Mummy
  • Mushrooms
  • OktoberFest
  • Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin spiced latte
  • Scarecrows
  • Skeleton
  • Spiders
  • Spooky
  • Star Wars
  • Sugar Skull
  • Trick or Treat
  • Vampire
  • Werewolf
  • Witch
  • Zombies

October Bullet Journal Spread Inspiration

I love creating roundup posts, as it’s great to see the different theme ideas in action. 

Below are some of the best bullet journal spreads for October from Instagram. 

They’re a great mix of classic Autumn inspired spreads, and also Halloween themes!

Nature Inspired October Bullet Journal Themes

With the urge to cozy up indoors as the days start to get colder, people forget that some of the best parts of Autumn are the changes in nature! 

Below are some beautiful October themes inspired by nature:

Autumn Leaves Bujo Theme

October bullet journal page - falling autumn leaves
Credit to @amwanderia

Seeing the leaves change colour is one of my favoruite parts of Autumn, and this October cover page captures it beautifully. 

The colour palette is perfect; the majority of the leaves are brown, but the greens here and there hint that we’re not in the middle of Autumn just yet! 

I also love the typography for the header “October”. The pumpkin O is a cute touch!

Pumpkin Bullet Journal Theme

October Pumpkin Patch October bullet journal theme
Credit to @bujowith_mais

This pumpkin patch theme is so fun! 

The scarecrow doodle is super quirky, and adds a unique touch on a pumpkin theme spread. 

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box with your spreads, and put your own spin on themes. 

Remember it’s your bullet journal, so you can do whatever you want with it! 

Pumpkin themed double page spread for October bullet journal
Credit to @bugo.by.tracy

Above is another pumpkin inspired spread. 

Adding a small drawing around dates for each day is a subtle way to continue your theme through your spreads for the month. 

You can change up each doodle, copy each drawing exactly, or make a subtle change such as rotating the doodle slightly like Tracy has done. 

(And if you want to save time, don’t be afraid to use some stickers for your dates!).

Plant Themed Bullet Journal Page

October bullet journal page - plant bujo inspired page
Credit to @bujohome

So there’s no escaping the fact that there’s less greenery outside as Autumn rolls in. 

But that doesn’t mean you can’t add some to your bullet journal! 

I love this indoor plants theme, as it’s such a unique October cover page idea.

The greens and other vibrant colours really add some excitement to an Autumn month. 

I also think this is a great theme idea to recreate, as you can draw your own house plants (and if you’re a bit of a crazy plant lady, you’ll have plenty of inspiration to use!).

Halloween Bullet Journal themes

If you’re a lover of Halloween, your October journal is the perfect chance to show this! 

There are so many Halloween inspired themes to try, and you can check some awesome Halloween themed bujo spreads out below:

Spider Inspired October Bullet Journal Theme

Octover spider bullet journal theme page
Credit to @what_do_i_stand_4

A lot of people go over the top for Halloween, but sometimes, less is more! 

This spider themed October cover page by Kellie Ann is so subtle, thanks to its minimalistic style and colour.  

If you want to keep your spread minimal, try doing line drawings, and add one or two different colours only like Kellie Ann has done here. 

You can still create a lot of depth and fill the page, but without overcomplicating it! 

Cat Bujo Theme For October

October bullet journal cute cat themed double page spread
Credit to @_jimash_

Halloween doesn’t always have to mean scary – this cat themed October spread is so cute! 

If you want to create a Halloween inspired bujo spread but don’t want it to be scary, try taking a theme idea (like cats, pumpkins, zombies, etc) and drawing it in a cute style. 

If you’re not familiar with it, try searching “Kawaii” for some inspiration on cute drawing styles. 
You can also check out how _jimash_ created this theme in this Youtube video here.

Ghost October Bullet Journal

Cute October Halloween themed bullet journal page
Credit to @_ndm.t_

This is another super cute Halloweed cover page! 

Again, cuteness isn’t the obvious choice for Halloween, but it’s a great way to add a unique touch to your bullet journal spreads. 

It’s also a good option if you’re not a fan of scary stuff. 

Also consider how you’re using colours if you’re going for a sweet style. 

Gentler colours such as pastels or faded, lighter shades will help to add a softer touch to your spreads, like Nguyen Duc Minh Tam has done here.

Ghost October Bullet Journal

October bullet journal theme - Haunted House spread
Credit to @hardika.bujo

Having said all that about cuteness, if you want to create a scary bujo theme, Halloween is the time for it! 

This spread by Hardika is awesome – the Haunted House illustration is so well done, and I love the splash of colour with the neon green and orange here and there to brighten up the page. 

Using darker colours with lots of shading like Hardika has done here will add a sense of eeriness to your drawings. 

(But don’t be afraid to also add some colour if you want to!) 

October Bullet Journal Theme Ideas Roundup

We’ve come to the end of our October bujo theme ideas post.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading all the different theme ideas, and seeing them in action.

And now have plenty of theme ideas (for many Octobers to come!)

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