OK... So that is the front door and front porch? How do people get to your front door? The pavers you are talking about will be a path to the door/porch? What direction will they be coming from?
To start with some things to keep in mind. You want your front door to be very visible and welcoming. You might start by painting the front door to match the roof. But it will limit the plantings somewhat. You do not want to block the view of the front door or the view from the front porch. So everything along the front of the porch needs to be pretty low.
But you don't want a bunch of tiny stuff, looks all out of scale to the house. So I think you will want to plant some large-ish shrubs or even a small tree along the house end of the bed. Some shrubs that would tolerate shade include:
highbush blueberry - This is the wild (unhybridized) version of blueberry, birds (and people!) like the blueberries, has nice fall foliage color, the flowers are good for honeybees and native bees. It needs acid soil.
viburnum - comes in several varieties and sizes from dwarf to pretty large. Has very fragrant flowers, that are attractive to butterflies and honeybees, berries that birds like, and fall color. Likes acid soil, but tolerates a bigger range than blueberry.
coral berry - A low-growing forest shrub with attractive purple winter berries and persistent, bright green foliage. Songbirds, ground birds, small mammals, and browsers use this plant for food, cover, and nesting sites. Four feet tall and spreading.
purple nine bark - 6-10 feet tall (but can be pruned), with very attractive purple foliage, white flowers that are attractive to birds, bees and butterflies. Colored foliage like this is nice for breaking up that all green look.
and of course azaleas are the classic shrub for shade, evergreen and covered with beautiful flowers in the spring.
Japanese maples have beautiful foliage, often dark red all season. It is a small tree, comes in dwarf versions. It is open and airy and can be pruned to be even more so, so it veils the view of the house a bit but doesn't block it.
So you would want to pick 2 -4 shrubs, can be a mixture, does NOT need to be the standard uniform boring hedge that people tend to put in front of their houses. Then you will step down your plants from there, highest in back and lowest in front, but bearing in mind nothing very high in front of the porch.
Look for inspiration pictures.
Put your pavers in first so you can see the space you have left. Think about NOT making the path to your door a straight line:
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You can do a planting like that around your tree.
Here's a sample of stepping down the height from high to low. And keeping the front edge of the bed curved. Our houses tend to be boxes, you want curves to soften that:
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There are lots of good shade plants: ferns and hostas, bleeding hearts, coral bells, columbine, wild ginger, solomon's seal, astilbe, chelone, cardinal flower, great blue lobelia,
But middle of summer is the WRONG time to be planting. Your transplants would likely die of heat shock before they had time to get established. Do your planning now, lay your pavers, find a good local nursery, especially native plant nursery (NOT big box store) and be talking to them and getting suggestions. Get your soil tested, so you will know whether you can grow those acid lovers or not. Prepare your soil, so it is loose and enriched. All that you can be doing now. Plan to be planting at the end of summer or early fall, eg sept to mid-Oct.
Here's a listing of sources for native plants: https://findnativeplants.com/south/arkan ... ve-plants/
Native plants being adapted to your conditions are generally much hardier and lower maintenance, as well as having more habitat value.
Hope this was some help!