We love the sound we get from our surround sound speakers. But with the curse of being a renter, it's always tough to lay out the speakers and still keep everything looking fresh...
This shot we found on Flickr shows us that we need to stop worrying about hiding the speakers and just let them become another element in our media-center vignette.
In this shot from Flickr user me*jo, we see a (what else?) mid-century modern TV hutch accessorized with trinkets that complement a neutral color palette. Among those trinkets helping to frame the TV are a few of a set of gray surround sound speakers, including the subwoofer.
When you're willing to spend a buck and intentionally choose speakers that mesh with your decor, camouflaging them becomes a non-issue. when you're ready to buy, think about not only color, but also the size and shape of the speakers.