our story

Welcome to Practical Maximalism! We’re an online maximalist home decor shop based in Memphis, TN, and we feature curated vintage, up-cycled secondhand items, and handmade home decor.  

I’m Meg, and I launched my shop shop in March 2023, originally on Etsy. Here, you’ll find unique vintage, up-cycled secondhand items, and handmade home decor, all curated and created by me. For my handmade items, I use secondhand and thrifted supplies as much as possible.

I have a passion for colorful and unique home decor and love giving vintage and secondhand things new life. I’ve always loved bright colors and have thrifted regularly since college, but my passion for colorful maximalism really developed when my husband and I moved from our very beige apartment to a 50s ranch home in early 2020, right before covid lockdowns.

I firmly believe that maximalism doesn’t have to be impractical, and I like to stock items that have functional purposes. I also believe there’s value in creating spaces that bring us joy! I proudly describe my shop as “fun and (mostly) functional home decor.”