A small family room does not have to feel cramped and claustrophobic. There are several inexpensive ways to transform your small space into a more comfortable, stylish and space-efficient room. Using a simple, monochromatic color scheme can help to make the area look larger. Light and dark variations of one color, keeping the drapes and trim the same tone as the wall color and adding mirrors to the space all create the illusion of a bigger room. Multi-functional furniture such as ottomans and tables with storage bins can increase the efficiency of the space by allowing for storage of remotes, magazines, books, blankets and more. Mounting flat screen tvs to the wall reduces the overall amount of furniture needed giving you more square footage for sofas, chairs, etc. These few easy tips can help you make the most of limited space and create a small family room that will be a big hit.