I recently renovated my basement where my HT resides, repainted and removed my shabby old carpet and replaced it with laminate floating floors. I had expected some echo to come as a result, but its a bit more than I expected. I would like folks to tell me what are some good methods on reducing echo in their HT rooms. I am thinking an area rug would help, as well as curtains in the windows rather than vertical blinds. Any other tips or suggestions? I don't want to go so far as carpet the walls, and am ready to accept that echo is inevitable, but was hoping for a few pointers that could help some.