A - Hi Amy! Thanks for writing. We've seen this issue come up time and time again - so believe us, it's not just you who feels this way! Unfortunately, the problem with TVs are well... they look like TVs! There's really no way around this, other than suggesting you purchase one that's not oversized (for example, 32-inches would be excessive in a dining room area). As for solutions for placement, we suggest wall-mounting and investing in some clutter control solutions (you can see some solutions under $10 over here).
As for the wall-mount itself, try to reduce conspicuousness of the TV as much as possible by making sure you purchase one that's not only thin, but can fold up and sit against the wall when not in use. If there's a built in tilt mechanism, even better! This lets you pull it out when watching from the kitchen while cooking and move it around while you munch on your delicious food. Got a suggestion for Amy? Do share! (Image: Homedsgn)