How to create an aesthetic bullet journal layout

How To Create An Aesthetic Journal Layout Part 1

Looking for ideas and help on how to create an aesthetic journal layout? Today I’m giving you some helpful tips on how to do this!

How to create an aesthetic bujo journal layout

The layout of your page is important and what I’ve discovered to be the most helpful is to draw out guidelines to follow. This will help so you know where to fill and where to leave space. I’ve tried many different page layouts throughout the years, some I prefer over others. Below are things I've learned and tried for filling up my bullet journal pages.

how to create an aesthetic journal using guidelines

How To Fill Your Journal With Beginner Guidelines :

1. To separate the writing sections or days, make space for adding stickers, washi tape, drawings, or cutouts… something to decorate your page.

2. Balance the journal layout with writing and decoration to create a pretty aesthetic. To do this lightly trace with a pencil, columns or squares to follow as a guide. Fill these spaces only, but of course you can modify these if you need to, and also try now layouts. It’s always fun to experiment and change things around when you journal, it’s a place for creativity!

how to create an aesthetic bullet journal spread

3. I always like to add my decorations (stickers, washi tape, etc.) as I fill my pages, meaning I don’t pre setup or decorate my journal pages by adding everything in the beginning, I do it as I go.This is just my preference and works better for me.

4. Divide up you page into sections, leaving empty space and borders. Currently I’ve been organizing my writing in vertical columns, two per page, (as you can see in my photos). I also leave a slight border around the edges about two dot grid spaces, or 2 cm.

I have tried filling up my page entirely, or less leaving spaces around. For the moment I prefer less crowded pages, this is of course personal taste. As you begin to journal more you will discover which journal layouts work best for you and which ones you like better!

how to create an aesthetic journal layout using these example guidelines

Check out this next post, How To Create An Aesthetic Journal Layout Part 2 for help on how to choose the correct color scheme

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Well the time has come…..I have my journal, paints and stickers and this is going to happen! This weekend is the cleanup from the Holidays….everyone has finally gone home….my son gifted me a 9 week old lab puppy……hmmmmm….she is beautiful and will need her own page of course! Sugar and I are getting the schedule down and she will be a great contributor of course. I am going to start with your guidelines……and work on a theme…this is really helpful! Thank you!

Lynn Embro

I love your ideas. got some great inspo!


Thank you for sharing your layout ideas! Very helpful!


Thank you for this. It will really help me lay out my journal

MHA child

I Can’t oder your journal items
I love your journal items


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