Google's new package of decorations, also known as "skins," are designed to make the home page feel even more homey, said Marissa Mayer, the company's vice president of search products and user experience.
"Google has become the doorway to the Internet for a lot of people, so we want to make (the site) feel more like an online living room," Mayer said. "We feel we are personalizing things in a very tasteful and useable way."
The designs also will contain hidden surprises known as "Easter eggs" that will open up with an opportune click at the right time of the day, Mayer said. She wouldn't reveal any of the surprises, but indicated they will delight high-tech geeks with a sense of humor.