We once had a priest tell the congregation, prior to the annual blessing of the homes, that he would walk into too many people's homes and not even know an Orthodox Christian lived there.
I made a point to alert anyone ever entering my home that they are in an Orthodox home.
The entire fireplace, in the family room, is adorned with icons.
I have the pantocrator on top, a large "quick to hear" stlyed Theotokos and child Christ in the center, and several others.
We set up the top row with the gaurdian angels icon, and one of the patron St. of the family.
The next row down we have my wife's patron st. and my ow.
The third icon row down we have the moveable/upcoming feasts. I rotate these icons. I have whatever feast is coming up and the one that just passed hanging. All of the other 14 major feast icons are all in the bedroom.
We have no less than 18 icons in our bedroom(
) , and no less than 3 in my daughter's bedroom. We also have a mystical supper icon in the dining room.
It defenitely starts conversations for those who have never been to our home, or those who don't come often.
It's just nice being in the presence of the saints, and having it there to always remind you where your thoughts should be.
I hope I am in no way coming off as being pious, I am anything but, thus my need to be constantly reminded of the church in my life