About the 4-H Home Environment Project

Learn all about home design and decoration and how to care for home furnishings!


Contact the Marion County 4-H office:


Home Environment Project Resources

You can learn more about home design by completing one of the project activity guides:

  • Home Environment: Color, Texture, Line and Shape (Level 1)
  • Home Environment: Design Decisions Resource Guide

Project manuals may also be available to purchase at the Marion County Extension office, and older editions of manuals (if available) are free. Contact us to ask about availability!

Keep track of what you learn using a home environment record sheet.

Find sample room layouts and design boards on the Indiana 4-H home environment project page (scroll down to “Publications”).

Showcasing What You’ve Learned

You can create a project exhibit to showcase what you’ve learned while working on your project. Project exhibits are submitted for judging at the annual Marion County 4-H Showcase.

Exhibit Guidelines

Score Cards

Advancing to the State Fair

  • Yes! Home environment projects exhibits from 4-H members grades 3-12 are eligible to advance to the State Fair.

Cloverbuds (Grades K-2)

Resources for Cloverbuds


Suggested exhibits include:

  • A decorative item you have made for your house.
  • A poster showing how to properly set a table, a chore chart and details about how you help take care of your home, or your dream room. A reference list must be included with your poster or notebook.

Cloverbud projects are for exhibition only (not judged), so there are no score cards, and exhibits are not eligible to advance to the State Fair.

More Home Environment Project Resources