It is no secret that home decor, finishings and furnishing products have been hopping off the shelves throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief among the most popular items sold during this time have been home office, gardening and exercise-related items. However, bedroom furniture and finishings have topped the list quite easily. Creating a sanctuary at home -- most often in the bedroom -- has been a vital element of surviving the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been especially true for those living alone. According to Jaime Lee in her article “How Furniture Brands Win in the Age of COVID-19” for AdRoll, “the need for comfortable and productive spaces during quarantine has opened up a tremendous opportunity for furniture brands.” Lee notes that bedroom items have seen a huge uptick in sales over the last eight months. Showrooms have become largely unnecessary in the minds of consumers -- even for the most important bedroom furniture, writes Lee. In fact, many companies have adjusted to the pandemic -- offering “positive, uplifting, and yes, even humorous, ads” and products.
Not only are nightstands flying off the shelves, but their contents are too! Bruce Y. Lee explains in his Forbes article “Sex Toy Sales Are Buzzing With Social Distancing From COVID-19 Coronavirus” that searches for sex toys have skyrocketed across search engines in the last few months, ahem no surprises, right? ;). Many of us have been feeling isolated and stressed out due to the pandemic -- and especially due to social distancing and quarantining. Isolation has led to more solo play -- Ménage à Mois, if you will -- and a huge boom in sex toy sales nation- and worldwide. With schools and workplaces closed on and off due to COVID, couples and singles have been retreating into their homes and digging around in their nightstands for a few minutes -- or hours! -- of fun. With many of us adding new nightstands to our homes -- and filling them with all manner of satisfying items -- one might wonder about what actually lives in others' nightstands. Follow below to learn more about how the nightstand is changing -- from the objects kept within drawers to those kept atop.