Home Environment

This fun and enjoyable project will allow you to learn and apply principles of design to home and decoration. You will also learn about the care of home furnishings. Your interest may lead to a career in visual arts and design, or even teaching and education. Areas of study at the college level include Family and Consumer Sciences, Visual Arts, and Interior (Space Planning) Design.

home environment project INFOrmation

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How can you showcase what you learned?
What are the guidelines for showcasing/ exhibiting your project at the fair?
exhibit requirements:
  • Cloverbud 4-H members: Suggested exhibits include:
    • A decorative item you have made for your house.
    • A poster showing how to properly set a table, showing a chore chart and details about how you help take care of your home, or showing your dream room.
      • Note: A reference list must be included with your poster or notebook.
    • A storage item you have made for your house.

Classic 4-H members: All exhibits must include a completed Home Environment Exhibit Card. 


  • Cloverbud 4-H members--no scorecard
  • Classic 4-H members: All information regarding scorecards, record sheets, exhibit guidelines, and resources can be found in this link.
  • Note: A reference list must be included with your poster or notebook.

Classic 4-H members: Could your project advance to the state fair? Yes  

How can you learn more about this project? (e.g., manuals, workshops)


Below are helpful 4-H manuals to complete activities for your exhibit, along additional resources:

 For Cloverbuds: Information on How to Set a Table

 4-H manuals:

 Home environment design ideas:                    

 Keep track of what you learned using The Home Environment Record Sheet.

Visit the Indiana 4-H Home Environment webpage for more helpful information.

The state has updated the grades in each level to “suggested”. If you need help deciding which level to choose, please contact the Marion County 4-H team.