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Home Environment

This project gives you the opportunity to examine space, both inside and out. Decorating a room, experimenting with colors and different types and patterns on your walls and creating the feeling of coziness in a family room are all part of this project. Being an interior designer is all about making a house a home, and the home environment project will give you this opportunity.

Things to Learn/Do in the Project
Ages 7-9

  • Learn about color, texture and space
  • Plan how to use home safety, recycling and reusable items
  • Learn about the concepts of line

Ages 10-13

  • Learn how color influences space, balance, proportion and scale
  • Learn how to use neutrals and color schemes
  • Learn how movement, light and sound are affected in different types of rooms

Ages 14 and Older

  • Compare buying versus making window treatments, bed covers, etc.
  • Learn how to refinish and refurbish furniture
  • Learn how to re-upholster chair seats

Project Materials

Reasonably priced materials are available for every project in Kansas 4-H. You can order the materials for your project online or contact your local Extension Office.

Home Environment (HE100)

General Home Environment Resources

Project Leader Resources

Events and Activities

State 4-H Family and Consumer Sciences Judging Contest
When: September
Where: Hutchinson, KS
Donor: Kansas State Fair, K-State Department of Human Ecology
Award: Educational trips, scholarships

Awards and Recognition

County Level
Award: Medal presented at your 4-H Achievement Banquet
Donor: Waters True Value

State Level
Award: Medallion
Donor: Waters True Value

National Level
Award: $400 National 4-H Congress Scholarship
Donor: Waters True Value

Career Connections