looks good as is. The most low cost option is to glue a reinforcement between the tile and the chrome (pipe). The tiles look good, btw.
since you asked about alternatives, look into "bottle traps". They will make a straight line down and across. Decorative bottle traps, chrome plated brass, are available for just this purpose. It's supposed to be better-looking, a "visible " drain thing, that doesn't look much at all like utility plumbing. Some are chrome plated plastic. None are inexpensive.
What you have is a P trap, better at draining than a bottle trap. No big difference in a hand rinse sink. Usually you can undo a bottle trap easily (with its slip joints) if you want to look inside the bottle part, clean it, and remove all those guests' diamond rings they dropped down there. Some have strainers where the pop-up lever gets screwed in on the side of the pipe just below the drain, so you'll be unscrewing something to remove hair and stuff on a regular basis anyway, at that spot. But, with your faucet in the corner, it may not be a good idea to get one with a lever pull pop up, or said another way, the pop up may only work if you press it down manually and lift it underneath; I'm not sure about that since I haven't done sinks with corner taps.