Learn to embrace home arts, home furnishings, and refinishing furniture. Members may also learn how to best incorporate color, light, design, space, and texture in a living space to optimize comfort and appearance. 


4 -H Record Books are also called e-Records. Each project has its own record book that members are required to complete each year. The links to e-Records in the specific project areas are below. Record books are turned in at Interview Judging before our County Fair. In June, you will need to schedule an interview for each of your project areas and bring your record book with you to Interview Judging the week of the Larimer County 4-H Fair.

We have more information about how to fill out your record books here.

2023 – 2024 Home Design and Decor Record Book (PDF) 

2023 – 2024 Home Design and Decor Record Book (DOCX)

Project units 1-3 are designed for members 8-18 years old.

Unit 1

Inspiring youth to:

  • Learning about the use of color, texture, line and design
  • Recognize beauty in natural products
  • Discover personal space
  • Create useful household items

Unit 2

Inspiring youth to:

  • Learning about safety by preparing a family safety plan
  • Create useful household items
  • Learn about the environment and how to recycle or reuse
  • Discover how personal space differs from the space of others

Unit 3

Inspiring youth to:

  • Prepare for severe weather
  • Learn about the choices and how it affects the design
  • Learn about repairing furniture
  • Learn how to refinish or restore an item
  • Learn how to upholster

Project unit 4 is designed for members 14-18 years old

Unit 4

Inspiring youth to:

  • Build on skills learned in units 1-3
  • Make their own project and evaluate it
  • Plan and develop an area to explore more deeply
  • Create a quality exhibit

Thinking about signing up for the Home Decor and Design Project? Already enrolled but have questions? Contact us.

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Colorado State University Extension is an equal opportunity provider. Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. CSU’s Office of Engagement and Extension ensures meaningful access and equal opportunities to participate to individuals whose first language is not English. Colorado State University Extension es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Colorado State University no discrimina por motivos de discapacidad y se compromete a proporcionar adaptaciones razonables. Office of Engagement and Extension de CSU garantiza acceso significativo e igualdad de oportunidades para participar a las personas quienes su primer idioma no es el inglés.


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