I hope there is someone that are willing to help. I'm trying to do this change over this weekend.
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Depends a lot on what your ceiling is made of. Generally, you want dissimilar material (absorptive & reflective).
Carpeting over concrete, with a thick pad is very popular. You can ask many people at these web sites (Ethan Winer & others):
You may want to try some through rugs or carpets fo echo control. This would be cheaper than ripping out tile unless you just want to get rid of the tile. Also do you have many plants in the house try putting taller leafier plants in the corners. Fabric furniture rather than leather would also help. Draperies with absorbing materials, the pleated shades work really good.
if you havent already,you should check out the archives while you are waiting for suggestions. There is a lot of information there about room treatments in general, but also some information about rooms similar to yours. This could be helpful, at least until some more expertise arrives in this thread. Just enter in the various bones of your question- for instance, live, ceiling ,floor, tame, echo-something like this,and see what comes up. Another resource, in any event.
I use a thick oriental rug and not only did it control resonances, it looks wonderful. You are forgetting room tuning devices. Echo Busters makes some wonderful products
that are a must starting with corner tunes. With properly placed wall panels you can have a musical room. Also for decorative purposes, tapistries work wonders in controling room problems.
Armandito, A Tapistry is a decorative heavy woven cloth that hangs on the wall. Just go to Ebay and select Tapistry. They come in different styles. I favor the King Arthur era with the knights of the round table etc. If you want the good stuff call Heirloom Tapisteries at 1-800 699-6836. I have bought two from them. They are beautiful but expensive. If your significant other doesn't favor acoustical pannels, tapisteries will work somewhat as well, but don't forget corner tunes.