Best September bullet journal themes to try

September BuJo Theme Ideas

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Can you believe it’s September already?!

The days are getting shorter, leaves are turning brown, and back to school content is everywhere.

Autumn has officially begun – and with it comes lots of new theme ideas for your bullet journal!

So read on for some of the best September bullet journal themes and ideas.

September Bullet Journal Theme Ideas

Below is a list of September bujo ideas that cover all different topics; back to school ideas, autumn clothing, nature, etc.

  • Apple
  • Back to school
  • Backpack
  • Berries
  • Bonfire
  • Book pile
  • Books
  • Boots
  • Campfires
  • Coffee
  • Cozy sweaters
  • Crayons
  • Desk
  • Foxes
  • Globe
  • Highlighters
  • Hoodies
  • Hot Drinks
  • Leaves
  • Lined paper
  • Lunchbox
  • Mushrooms
  • Notebook
  • Notebooks
  • Oak Leaves
  • Pencils
  • Pinecones
  • Plaid
  • Rulers
  • Scarecrow
  • Scarves
  • School building
  • Schoolbus
  • Scissors
  • Squirrels
  • Stationery
  • Stationery
  • Trees
  • Wine

September Bullet Journal Spread Inspiration

It’s great to see bujo theme ideas in action, and celebrate people’s work.

So below are some amazing bullet journal spreads for September from Instagram:

Nature inspired September bullet journal themes

September floral bullet journal theme idea
Credit to @colourandplan

This floral September spread is so sweet! 

This spread is really pushing the last of the warm, summer vibes, before the colder months start to take over and the leaves start to brown. 

The little ladybugs are also so cute!

September nature themed cover page for bullet journal
Credit to @bujobylarissa

This is another beautiful nature inspired September cover page. 

Layering colours and doodles is a great way to add a lot of depth to your cover page, like Larissa has done here. 

You can slowly build up your layers, and decide when you think your page is looking full enough as you go along.

Mushroom Themed Bullet Journal Spreads for September

I love mushroom doodles; there’s something so magical about them! 

Check out these beautiful mushroom inspired bujo spreads from Instagram below:

Mushroom September bullet journal spread
Credit to @fionacatecreates

This mushroom double page spread is a wonderful recreation of @lalipop.lettering’s work by Fiona.

The mushroom doodles are so quirky, and to put them in a ring to create a mushroom circle is genius! 

The colour palette is perfect for September; browns, reds and oranges are classic autumn colours, but the yellow adds some unexpected vibrant touches.

September bujo idea - Mushroom September cover page
Credit to @haes.bujo

Here is another mushroom inspired spread for September. 

Created by Haleigh, I love the simplicity of this spread; the beautiful mushroom drawing in the center of the page and the “September” title in minimalist font is all the cover page really needs.

The “Welcome Autumn” quote on the first page is also a really nice touch, especially written on the brown paper to add some texture to the spread.

Coffee themed Bullet Journal Spreads for September

Okay, so coffee isn’t necessarily a September specific theme (especially if you’re a coffee fan like me, and you’re drinking it all year round!). 

But hot drinks are definitely a great September theme idea, and no doubt your feeds are filling up with Pumpkin Spice everything (did you know Starbucks releases Pumpkin Spice Latte at the end of August?!). 

Check out these coffee inspired bullet journal themes below:

September coffee bullet journal theme idea
Credit to @paynesgrey.paper

This September cover page is minimal yet still full, thanks to the detail and shading in the coffee illustration. 

Adding detail and shading to your doodles is a great way to really fill the page up without having to actually draw more images. 

Especially adding colour – it really helps to make the page pop!

Coffee bullet journal theme for September
Credit to

Above is another beautiful coffee inspired September bujo spread. 

Remember, you don’t have to stick to one shade of colour in your spreads; here Eri has used a range of browns and even orange here and there to create a real warm and cozy vibe. 

I also love the quote at the top of the page, which reads “maybe she’s born with it, maybe it is caffeine”. It’s a funny twist on the classic Maybelline ads!

Desk Bullet Journal Theme

Whether it’s back to school, college, or university, September means returning to education for a lot of people. 

So I had to include a spread that was relevant to that! 

Check out this super cute desk themed bujo spread below:

September desk themed bullet journal cover page
Credit to @pauligrafia

This theme idea of a desk is such a cool idea; you could easily put your own spin on it, and create a spread inspired by your own workspace. 

I also love the little post-its drawn onto the grid board, including the small note to stay positive. What a great way to add some reminders to your spread!

The pastel colour palette is so sweet, and a great way to add something unexpected to an Autumn spread. 

Random September Bullet Journal Spreads

I always find such beautiful bullet journal spreads that I simply have to share them, even if they don’t have a clear category. 

So below are some September bujo spreads that didn’t fit under any of the previous themes, but are too good not to share!

Teddy Bear Picnic September bullet journal theme idea
Credit to @serene.journals

This September spread by Annie is adorable.

When I first saw this page I thought the images were doodles, but believe it or not they’re washis! 

Washis and stickers are such a good idea if you’re not one for drawing (or even if you are, but just want to save a bit of time when creating your spreads!). 

There are so many beautiful stickers out there, you’re sure to find some that suit your theme. 
You can also check out this post on the best bullet journal supplies to find some sticker and washi tape recommendations!

September dreamcatcher inspired bullet journal cover page
Credit to @manais_fairy

This is such a unique dreamcatcher themed spread. 

The dreamcatcher is not shaped like the typical round ones, but instead has been drawn in the shape of a crescent moon, which adds to the mystical vibe. 

This theme would be easy to carry for spreads throughout the rest of September.

Some colourful feather doodles and sparkles here and there around your spread, and it’s on theme! 

Pastel September cover page idea
Credit to @mavidoesart

This September spread by Mavi is a beautiful recreation of work by @juliannedoodles

The colour palette is so sweet (if you can’t tell by now, I’m a massive fan of pastel colours). 

I love the layering of the different doodles, including the cotton candy-like clouds drawn in front of the middle illustration; it really makes the page pop! 

Remember, if you’re really into drawing, use your cover page to draw to your heart’s content. All you need is a header for the month, and the rest of the space can be for drawing.

Or better yet, you can include the title for the month in your doodle, like Mavi has done here! 

September Bullet Journal Themes Roundup

After months of summer spreads, I hope these September bujo themes have been helpful in kicking off your first Autumn bullet journal spread of the year. 

And if you’re a bit sad that summer is over, hopefully this post has shown you all the things you’ve got to look forward to in Autumn!

Related Bullet Journal Spread Ideas Posts

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