I would have a big pillow as a seat area instead of stage. That way it would be a reading nook instead and have the pillow removable for the stage at other times. Pallet stage for little girl's room.- the stage that I was always promised ;
Turn a kid's closet into a reading nookor a cute little hidden bed. Like sleeping in a fort every night. Love this for a guest room, for the kids. you could make the bed a Murphy style, so it could still be a closet when needed.