I think your mental picture is pretty close to accurate, as long as you bear a few things in mind:
First, the wavelength of the wireless signals are much longer than visible light. At 2.4GHz, the wavelength is 12.5cm. Just imagine that the waves are about half a foot long (if you have 5GHz wireless, the waves are half as long). So you can get some phenomenon you don't really see with normal light but you've probably perceived with sound; dead zones where the signal is really weak or totally nonexistent.
Second, the opaqueness/transparentness of a material is dependent on the wavelength of the EM waves. The common dielectric structural elements of the house (drywall, furniture, etc) would bend the light to varying degrees (as a function of dielectric constant), as well as absorb/scatter the "light". Steel ibeams and any other metal elements would appear like really shiny surfaces, especially if they are significant fractions of the wavelength; these objects would cast "shadows" and create a lot of scattering and dead zones. A half-foot long wire matching the polarization of your wireless antenna would reflect brilliantly, but some small staples scattered on your desk would only scatter the light a bit.
So imagine a semi-transparent house with all the metal parts being jet-black until any incident radiation hits it, with most of the light bouncing off (less shiny if it's full of iron, more shiny if it's gold/silver). Then imagine pockets of extra brightness and extra darkness as a result of the interference patterns that will inevitably appear. If you switch out your handy 2.4Ghz "lightbulb" isotropic antenna with your 5GHz one, the interference patterns will be different sizes/locations. You'd also have to adjust the way you see everything; the transparent-ness of everything in the house will be different at a different frequency, with some things getting hazier and other things being more clear.