Don't make the television the focal point of the room. Arrange furniture for good conversation and lounging.
Consider your television when designing built-ins. This design looks intentional and seamless.
Clean, simple, no clutter in sight.
Low sideboards or media stands are the next best thing to custom solutions. Hide all the cords and components out of sight.
Nicely done! The black cabinetry disguises the television and looks chic.
Fancy! The flat screen is mounted to a sliding panel that rotates around for viewing.
Kitchy but fun. At least they have a sense of humor about mounting the TV above their vintage fireplace.
Another tasteful design. My only gripe: There are no open areas for components. This makes it much easier to use a remote.
Perfect -- hidden away when not in use, and at a good angle when you need it.