Don't block the exits
I can sympathize with Phil, as I also have a spouse that puts up with my affair with hostas for all these years. He knows the battle that would ensue if he ever suggested that perhaps we have too many for our small space. All he asks, is "Don't block the exits".
Here are some photos of our fam. room deck sliding doors, then up close right and left side. Plenty of room to get through there.
Then there is the atrium that is another exit off the master bathroom.