DIY toddler reading nook -White christmas lights, old crib mattress, cotton fabric to make your own pillow cases, IKEA throw pillows, gauze canopy from World Market. Love the lights! Might do that for my reading nook!
I like the idea of a baby bed that is down close to the floor. The baby could be able to get to it themselves they want to nap. However, once the are mobile, they would also be able to get our easily. So, you couldn't really leave them unattended.