When the second industrial revolution reached Sweden in the late 19th century, Swedish wallpaper manufacturing expericenced a great competence boost. Meanwhile, ordinary people got more money in their pocket to spend – and the wallpaper could now make a serious breakthrough. Medallions in blue and beige were popular, and entire homes were often decorated in this pattern and color combination. During this period it became more and more common that patterns imitated various materials, such as textiles and leather. In Hildasro, this imitation can be seen in the pattern’s stripes.