From the City...this post from one of my favourite blogs. I called Simon over and we both agreed that this was something we had to do. We were both on board that we wanted Theo out of our bed, where he's been nesting for the past 11 months, but the transition to the crib was just not practical for us. So promptly the next morning, we took our crib down.
Space wise, it was genius. We have a one bedroom so this little mattress on the floor takes up next to no space and this way I can still cuddle and nurse Theo to sleep and then sneak out when the time is right. I also don't worry about him taking a header out of our big bed and finally, we can read in our bed again (by flashlight but still, whose complaining??). As a bonus for us, when nap is over, we find him happily cooing to his mobile or playing with his books and toys on the floor.
Here's some further reading and information on floor bedding and some great pics from other parents who floor bed.