As long as I keep my telescopes in what my wife calls now "The Telescope Room", I'm ok and domestic tranquility is ensured. Telescopes are strictly prohibited in the living room. Not even the classic little Questar allowed. Anyway, the living room is too far from my observing spot!
At our house in San Diego, I have what we call the Telescope Room. It shares some space but about 75% of the area is for my telescopes. There is an outside door that leads directly to the backyard. At our place in the high desert, the entire garage is mine, about 50% is for telescopes.
I have never been interested in having a telescope in the living room, there is no direct outside access so actually using it would be hampered. If someone wants to look at my small collection of telescopes of all sizes, we just go in the scope room or garage and that keeps everyone else from getting bored.
We have never actually had a conversation about a telescope in the living room because it's not something that appeals to me.
That said, I do enjoy seeing the photos of classic scopes in the living room... And we did have one scope, a Jason Comet 480, in the kitchen for a number of years. Optically, well, I will only say the stuffed Donkey was not bothered by the poor quality of the views.