So, there aren't too many actual walls where we could place the tv.
I've seen a lot of designers try to make the tv disappear by installing a salon wall around the tv, trying to make the tv part of the salon wall. I am not sure I have the patience to create one though. I also don't want to make our tiny living room look cluttery, which I think might happen if I did this. I think this works better in a larger space, but if we have to push back the basement renovations, I may buy some of these to mitigate the damage I may be causing to my 100 year old plaster walls.
I like the first and third ones best. If the basement remodel needs to be pushed back, I may consider one of these salon walls afterall.
Of course, the ideal situation is to have custom built-ins where you can close it up and hide the tv. However, I don't think that would fly in our house because 1. my husband would kill me considering I HAD TO HAVE this console for under the tv, which I now want to move into the playroom...shhhh (I love you honey!), but also because, it doesn't make sense to spend money on built-ins for a tv we are going to move to the basement soon enough.
So with all this said, I think for now I will stick to my original plan of simply decorating the console table. I really like how these media consoles were styled. I also like how the tv wall in this first picture was wallpapered. This is another way to "decorate around your tv," but honestly, I am sort of afraid of wallpaper. I am so finicky, that I want to change the paint colors in my house nearly every day. Wallpaper is a commitment. I have design commitment issues.