The direction certainly has an effect on the room.
MAKE A ROOM SEEM DEEPER
- To give a room depth, planks and tiles are best laid lengthways. Laying a floor this way makes a room look longer and narrower. So, lay the floor on the longest side parallel to the longest side of the room.
MAKE A ROOM SEEM WIDER
- Is you room on the narrow side? In that case, install the planks or tiles widthways. This way, the room will seem wider and shorter.