Use a decorative silver urn to stash the remotes in when not in use. It can decorate a nearby shelf, and be useful as well--"keeping your remotes on the coffee table can be a little Al Bundy."
eBay has a selection, though it could also be something to keep your eye out for at vintage shops as well. Now we're off to go bid on the silver urn we've featured here. Don't outbid us too much!