Crating a dog is a good way to give her a place of her own and also to restrict her movements when necessary. Penny has a crate that she retires to when she wishes - often quite early in the evening if it's been a long day.
When we had a visiting puppy for the night I set up a carboard box for him and Penny immediately moved in to that. Seeing she was enormously put out to have him in our house, I think she was asserting her dominance by taking over the new home. (I'd found him on a busy street and he only stayed one night before being safely reunited with his loving owner, thanks to microchipping.)
But... have a look at the Hardwood Hideaway. Now, I'm sure Penny could look like the princess she really is, if she could rest in one of these crate mansions. Here is a picture of just one of the fantastic fine furniture pieces they have for sale.