Keeping a journal is one of the greatest forms of expression and is a great way to keep track of important events in your life. But you should never settle for a plain old notebook! Journals come in many wonderful, thought-provoking designs that are sure to inspire you to get more writing done! Just like our clothing choices help us to express ourselves, journal designs are a unique way to show our individuality and are there to record our dreams and deepest secrets. Here are ten journal designs that will make you jump for a comfy spot and get you writing tonight!
1. Leatherbound Journals
Leatherbound journal designs are simply gorgeous and have a way of making you feel like your writing is kept in an important place, not just any notebook. These ones are even better since they have locks on them to keep all your secrets protected!
2. This Beautiful Travel Journal
If you enjoy and are constantly traveling, this beautiful travel journal is perfect for you! This journal is a good one to fill with all your favorite memories in writing, but also to keep special photos, postcards, and other mementos you collect during your travels of the world!
3. This Wooden Owl Journal
Who wouldn’t love this wooden owl journal?? The delicate carvings of the journal designs are so detailed and the smooth wood finish will have you reaching for it every night to get some writing done!
4. The Bullet Journal
Bullet journals have recently become very popular journal designs and are an excellent way to combine your organization skills with creativity. There are many great online videos to show you how to turn any journal into a bullet journal and will have you doodling and mapping out your weeks ahead in no time!
5. Tree of Life Journal
I love thick journals such as this Tree of Life one below! This journal gives you a sense of mystery as you fill its rich, endless pages with your everyday life. No matter how uneventful your day may seem, you will still find a way to make it sound more poetic by writing in this journal!
6. Cloth-Bound Journal
I personally enjoy reading cloth-bound books so it’s no surprise that I love cloth-bound journal designs like this one! Not only is it simple and elegant, but will make you feel like an author as you write in this journal. Maybe you don’t intend to let anyone read it, but that doesn’t mean your life isn’t a story worth writing!
7. Stitch Journals
Here’s a nice project for journal writers who also like crafts! This stitch-journal is a wonderful way to make your own journal and personalize it the way you want. The stitch binding is what really sets this journal apart from other designs, and filling it with your choice of pages and covers is what will make them even more unique!
8. Artistic Journal
Artistic folk will adore this journal for its design. The cover mimics a surreal painting and will get your creativity and imagination flowing as you write in it!
9. A Gratitude Journal
You can turn any journal into a gratitude journal but this particular one has a design that evokes a sense of gratitude just by looking at it! When you are feeling writer’s block after a hard day, this is a good journal to pick up even if you feel like you have nothing good to say. Focus on the small things and jot them down, like having a loving family and a warm home to come back to. You will instantly feel a lot better!
10. This Mermaid Journal
This mermaid journal is stunning! It’s okay to admit you want this in your journal collection just to have it, with no intention to write it in it because it’s just too beautiful and we don’t blame you. This design is so mystical with exquisite detail and just maybe will get you in the mood to write a mermaid tale tonight, in another journal of course!