So, I fought the idea of having a TV in our upstairs living room mainly because, they are big black holes that tend to become the focal of any room they are in. I'm not a fan of that. However, they are also, kind of an important part of family life (for better or worse,) and I enjoy being in the living room more than I do in the man cave (basement) where the big TV is. So, I gave in and am now considering ways to integrate a TV into my living room as seamlessly as possible. This salon wall, built around the TV is my favorite option and most likely the direction I will go when our second TV is bought and finds it's final home in our LR.
Shown are a couple of great examples of what I am talking about. They don't completely disappear but they also aren't so jarring either. They are part of a larger composition, which helps the big black box to become a little less of a focal point, and yet still, is obviously there when needed. Problem solved.