Several of our themes including Mute, Method. Bone and Tomahawk allow you to go for a super minimal look and hide a lot of the post 'furniture' on the home page such as 'like' 'share' and other icons along with your dates & notes.
The method for Rodeo is slightly different. If you use Rodeo please check out this article.
To start click the 'Edit theme' icon on the top right of your logged in home page to open the edit side panel.
Look for the following option panels:
Show icons and meta on home - this shows/hides the note count, date stamp, share, reblog and like icons
Show captions on home - this shows/hides photo captions when you hover a photo post