Using the correct plants, furniture or pathways can lift a dull section of the garden. In terms of plants, you first want to find those plants that thrive in the shade. First think about foliage, a plant that has silver foliage or is pale in tone, will stand out more in the shade. Then choose flowering plants that offer white, pink, or yellow blooms.
Secondly, think about your background. What colour is the fence if you have one, dark colours will add more shade, whereas pale or white colours will boost the light. Should you be planning to sit out in this section of the garden, then choose furniture that is white or paint the framework in white.
Thirdly, light-coloured gravel, pale red brick, or light-coloured paving will again lift the area.
Plant options that you might want to think about: