Light switch, drapes and blinds
It is important that women can control lighting as well as access to windows and a view to the outdoors. Women may wish to close the curtains so create a feeling of privacy, dark and warmth. At the same time, it is also important that women have a view outside if they wish.
Symon, A., Paul, J., Butchart, M., Carr, V., & Dugard, P. (2008b). Maternity unit design study part 3:environmental comfort and control. British Journal of Midwifery,16, 3, 167-171.