Elsewhere on the Empire: A leafy floor bed for Ariel's toddler #Home#bedrooms July 15 2011 | Cat Rocketship Ariel's little baby bean has graduated from his crib to a toddler bed — but what does one do with a toddler bed when one's toddler lives in a converted closet? One gives him a cozy floor bed! I LOLed at: I was ready for a rough transition. Tavi goes to bed pretty easily, but would that still be the case if there was no cage to hold him in when I laid him down? Would he be pounding on the closet door, screaming to be let out? Read the whole story — with lots of photos, and more LOLs — on Offbeat Mama. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS Get friendly-to-you cosmetics at Keeki™ Pure and Simple + DISCOUNT! NEXT Dogs in gardens, dogs in lakes, dogs lounging around, and a new unicorn artwork Show/Hide comments [ 7 ] I love this!! I am absolutely in love with your converted closet nursery so this next step is just wonderful. Reply Where did you get that leaf? I want this set up in my size. Reply If click through to Offbeat Mama to read the full post, I list everything. 🙂 Reply Would you believe I once saw something like this on Cribs? I have no idea who's house it was (I can narrow it down to an American woman…) but instead of a bed she had padded the floor and bottom half of the walls in a closet, filled it with cusions and slept in there. Of course this being cribs the closet in question was nearly the size of my entire bedroom, but then it was also an adult sleeping in there. And it would probably be just as awesome in a smaller space. I've also recently discovered the joys of floor beds, albeit reluctantly. The slats on our bed kept slipping off the frame which made it really uncomfortable and kinda scary to sleep on. When we ran out of ideas to fix it we dismantled the frame and put the matress on the floor. It was supposed to be temporary but we've actually come to really like it. Only thing I want to change is to start calling it a futon because that sounds more cool and Japanese and…intentional and less 'our bed sucks and we can't afford a new one'. (It's also a great way to battle the 'monsters under the bed' issue. Ain't no nothin' under that bed!) Reply I have one of those leaves above my bed (kingsize) my boyfriend bought it for me to sleep under. He's such a weird cutey! Reply i LOVE floor beds! my mom did this for me the minute i learned how to climb out of my (very tall) crib (head first, out onto a hardwood floor). floor beds are comfy, adorable, and SAFE — if the only height to fall from is your own, and the floor is nice and padded, you're in a good situation. Reply I want this. For me. 🙂 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.