Its all in the flooring go retro
A great way to save is to get inexpensive 12x12 vinyl black and white tile. Create a checkerboard traditional style design; which can go retro fifties or french country, even victorian style. These floors have been used during these different eras and styles.
Or if you want to get creative, place tiles on a diagonal or diamond shape placement to create an interesting pattern. Tiles are inexpensive and never go out of style, in fact the style comes back every 30 years on average.