Such candela exist here in the West as well. In Romanian homes in the U.S. I often see them in the eating area proper (either nook or dining room, depending on the floor plan). The Greeks have their own version too, which is usually more ad hoc (i.e. an icon or two, possibly with a separate hanging oil lamp), but one could, of course, buy a pre-fab "set," especially in the neighborhoods with lots of ecclesiastical artisans in Athens and Thessaloniki.
It is not uncommon to see an Icon of St. Euphrosynos the Cook in the kitchen proper -- a custom I have seen in Romanian, Greek and Russian monasteries, parishes and homes (especially nowadays, when one can buy "fake," i.e. not hand-painted, Icons for so little; before such printed, pasted and varnished Icons hit the scene, I rather doubt most normal Orthodox families could afford Icon upon Icon for all these little customs; in fact, some of these customs seem to come from monasteries, whereat one would expect to find a large number of iconographic spaces). Again, what's most important is that the Icons be properly reverenced and that one actually prays with them -- not that one has all the right things on display (as if there were any "rules" for such things in the first place!).
Accordingly, it makes good sense to put Icons in the room/area in which the family eats, so as to have some Icons to face while praying before and after meals. Because of the lay-out of our apartment, my wife and I happen to have an Icon of my patron and the Anastasis on the east wall of our dining area.