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.
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Things to Learn/Do in the Project
- Learn about color, texture and space
- Plan how to use home safety, recycling and reusable items
- Learn about the concepts of line
- 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
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
Where: Hutchinson, KS
Award: Educational trips, scholarships
Awards and Recognition
Award: Medal presented at your 4-H Achievement Banquet
Award: $400 National 4-H Congress Scholarship