INO advice for an empty box near front door

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We recently moved into a house built in 1955, and it has a short wall with a box just inside the front door. (See pictures). We are relatively sure that it was originally a ledge that held poles to the ceiling, which was a regular feature when the home was built. At some point, the poles were removed and the ledge was opened into a box. The previous owners put plastic foliage in the box, but we don't really like plastic plants and the spot doesn't get enough light for real plants. Right now, it's just an open, empty box, so it tends to collect mail and other junk items. I would love some suggestions on what we could do with it, other than just put a shelf on top of it.
q ino advice for an empty box near front door
q ino advice for an empty box near front door
q ino advice for an empty box near front door
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