Teak is popular because it is does not perish or warp easily even during cold weather and is reasonably priced compared to certain other types of wood. Sometimes, a combination of different woods is used to give a special look to the bed frame. So, the exposed part of the bed frame could be made using expensive mahogany and the underside and slats manufactured with poplar or plywood that is cheap.
On the other hand, maybe the simplistic look is not really your style. You should consider a four poster double bed frame to add a new feel to your place. This look will take your room on a 360 degree spin from the old styling of your traditional bed to an elegant and aristocratic new look. These are also available in a variety of materials, with wood being the most popular of the group for this type of bedroom set. This style is also available as a canopy if you are after a more graceful and feminine Victorian style.