I am trying to tame some brightness in my family room and read online somewhere that using a 1/2" thick pad under an area rug instead of the typical 1/8" would help. The room in question has high ceilings and hardwood floors. Since it is the main room in our house, using panel treatments and bass traps etc. is not an option.
The rug is 10x13 and directly in front of my speakers.
Is this worth a try?