Not every Texan rides a horse, but the Wild West is definitely a part of Texas heritage. Many Houstonians choose furniture and décor that reflects this Western heritage to display in their homes. Bargain deals can be found around Houston at stores that specialize in the Western motif.
Hours: Mon to Sat – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun -11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Texas star is a symbol of Texas Wild West heritage. At Western Rustic Furniture and Accessories, this star is used as an emblem on various pieces of furniture, such as tables, chairs, and bedding. Even though the store has only specialized in rustic and western furniture for 10 years, Western Rustic Furniture and Accessories has become known for its Western-themed solid wood furniture. Located on the outskirts of Houston, the store also features other western-themed décor items such as lamps and wall art.
Hours: Mon to Fri – 9 a.m to 6:30 p.m., Sat – 9 a.m to 5 p.m., Sun -11 a.m to 4 p.m.
Willis Discount Furniture specializes in rustic furniture and offers products of Mexican pine and Southwestern ranch décor. Many of the pieces are made of leather and solid wood. This store sells unique items that cannot be found anywhere else, which include ceramic cowboy boots used as rustic art décor. Willis Discount Furniture also features framed cowboy and cowgirl art and accessories.
Hours: Mon to Sat -9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun -Noon to 6 p.m.
Wild Bill’s rustic furniture is made of red alder hardwood, a more cost-effective alternative to Mexican pine. The store features Western-themed furniture and accessories in a showroom that spans over an acre. Shoppers are treated to Texas gourmet foods while they shop. Wild Bill’s website features an extensive photo gallery of the furniture and products sold there, customers can choose styles or specific pieces they prefer before visiting the store.
Hours: Tue. to Sat—10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Art lovers can visit Betz Art Gallery to view Western artwork by Bill Anton. Anton’s art features western landscapes, horses, and cowboys and utilizes both earth tones and vibrant colors. Many of the paintings for sale share the theme of a cowboy and his horse. This artwork is also available for purchase online.
Hours: Wed to Sat – 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sun.-Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Ironworks & More boasts the best selection of rustic home décor. The wrought iron products feature the traditional Texas star along with other unique and decorative designs. The outdoor furniture selection includes swings and rocking chairs made of fine wood. Patrons are encouraged to drive their trucks to the store so that they will have room to take all of their treasures home.
Amber E. Wilson is an educator, writer, and entrepreneur who lives in Houston, Texas. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Masters of Business Administration degree. She is also the founder and Executive Director of a nonprofit home high school that helps teens earn their diploma. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.